St. Louis Cardinals defeat Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-4

PHOENIX (AP) Colby Rasmus and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of another Arizona bullpen meltdown.

Rasmus homered twice, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning Wednesday night that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a testy, 9-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The benches emptied in the second inning when Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, after being hit by a pitch from Edwin Jackson, tried to take out Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson on a double-play ...