Arizona Diamondbacks defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 9-7

PHOENIX • Three times Tuesday night the Cardinals took a lead of two runs or more against Arizona Diamondbacks ace and one of their former own, Dan Haren.

In four innings, the Cardinals hung more runs (seven) on the All-Star Haren than did any team in his 33 starts last season.

Right fielder Ryan Ludwick needed only three innings to achieve the ninth multiple-home run game of his career, once teaming with first baseman Albert Pujols on back-to-back jacks in the third...

PHOENIX (AP) Pitcher Dan Haren wouldn't let an off-night on the mound slow him down at the plate.

Haren had a career-high four hits to overcome a shaky start and help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-7 on Tuesday night.

He tied a franchise record for pitchers with his four hits, set twice by former Diamondback Micah Owings. The last major-league pitcher to get four hits in a game was the Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano on May 23, 2008.

Haren (...