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There’s nothing like 15 hits, 12 runs and 6 walks against your arch rivals to shake off a three game losing streak.
1. A six-run first inning featured David Ross’ 500th career hit for an RBI.
2. Jorge Soler had a much welcomed 2-hit game that included a homer, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs and 2 walks.
3. Pinch hitters Tim Fedorowicz and Matt Szcur had an RBI apiece in the four-run ninth.
4. Jason Hammel (6-1, 2.17 ERA) who has now beaten the Cardinals twice this season while allowing two runs, worked into the eighth inning allowing just one run on four hits and retired the side in order five times.
5. Jake Arrieta starts Wednesday’s midday get-a-way game.
MOUND OVER MATTER
Reliever Justin Grimm’s fancy glove work.