Brandon Drury #27 of the Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the third inning off of pitcher Michael Wacha #52 of the St Louis Cardinals on April 28, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) — Rubby De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and pitched two-hit ball through seven innings, Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks forced a split in the four-game series. De La Rosa (3-3) had been shaky this year and was demoted to the bullpen for a time but turned in his second straight strong start.
Herrmann's two-run home run — after Drury's blooper fell between center fielder Stephen Piscotty and shortstop Aledmys Diaz for a double — gave the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead in the second. Drury lined a 2-1 pitch from Michael Wacha (2-1) into the left field seats for a solo shot in the fourth.
It was Drury's second home run in two days.
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