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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead run with 
a  double  in the seventh  and the St.  Louis Cardinals completed a three-game 
sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-2 victory on Thursday. 

Shane  Robinson went  3-for-4 with two RBI  and a run scored. Craig and Jhonny 
Peralta both contributed two hits and a run scored for the Cardinals, who have 
won seven of their last eight. 

Pat  Neshek  (1-0)  earned the  win  after  allowing  just  one hit  over  two 
scoreless innings in relief of starter Lance Lynn, who surrendered two runs on 
seven hits with six strikeouts in six frames. 

"You  don't ever expect  to be right around .500 with this club we have," said 
Lynn.  "For us to  come in at home on our first true homestand of the year and 
go like this, it's good for us." 

Paul  Goldschmidt  and Aaron Hill  both drove in a  run as Arizona dropped its 
third straight game. Wade Miley (3-5) was tagged with the loss after giving up 
three runs on seven hits with four walks in 6 2/3 innings. 

The  Diamondbacks started  the scoring  in the  game's opening  frame. Gerardo 
Parra  led  off  with  a  single  to right  and  Martin  Prado  walked  before 
Goldschmidt's  line-drive single  to right  plated  Parra and  moved Prado  to 
third.  Hill's sacrifice  fly to right brought  Prado around and made it a 2-0 

"We  weren't  able to tack  on," Arizona manager  Kirk Gibson said. "We didn't 
tack on and that ended up costing us." 

The Cardinals  loaded the bases  with two outs  in the second. Peralta walked 
before  Robinson singled  and Mark  Ellis was  also issued  a free  pass. Lynn 
grounded into a fielder's choice as the D-backs escaped unscathed. 

Robinson evened the game at two with two outs in the sixth. Craig reached on a 
fielding  error and  two  batters  later, Peralta  doubled  to left.  Robinson 
stroked a bases-clearing double to center to knot the score. 

St.  Louis took a 3-2 lead an inning later. Holliday reached on a two-out walk 
and hustled home on Craig's line-drive double to center. 

Matt  Carpenter added an  insurance run for the Cardinals in the eighth as his 
line drive dropped into shallow center field and plated Robinson from second. 

Trevor Rosenthal set the Diamondbacks down in order in the ninth to secure his 
14th save of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

All  four Cardinals runs were scored with two outs ... It was St. Louis' first 
series  sweep of  the season. The Cardinals  went 0-3 in games where they have 
gone  for the  sweep this  season  ... Peralta  returned to  the lineup  after 
sitting  out  Wednesday ...  Arizona  went  2-for-6  with runners  in  scoring 
position and left seven men on base. 

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