Pavin Smith hits grand slam and drives in 6 runs as Diamondbacks rout Cardinals 14-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavin Smith hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 14-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Christian Walker and Kevin Newman also homered for Arizona, which leads the majors with 148 runs.

Tommy Henry (1-1) tossed six effective innings in his first win in five starts this season. The 26-year-old left-hander gave up one run on five hits and struck out six with one walk.

Willson Contreras homered for St. Louis, which has lost five of six.

Smith, recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday, hit his second career grand slam in the sixth inning. He also had a two-run double in the fifth.

Walker snapped a 1-all tie with a three-run blast off Steven Matz in the third inning, his fourth of the season.

Newman highlighted a six-run outburst in the fifth with a two-run homer, his first of the year.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr, had three hits for the defending National League champions, who pounded out 15 hits in the win.

Matz (1-2) allowed seven runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings. He finished with four strikeouts and three walks.

Arizona outfielder Randal Grichuk recorded his 1,000th career hit on a single in the fifth.

Contreras left the game in the fifth inning after he slowed trying to run out an infielder grounder.


Diamondbacks: INF Blaze Alexander missed his second successive game after tweaking his hamstring in Sunday’s 5-3 win at San Francisco.

Cardinals: INF Matt Carpenter received a pain-killing injection in his side on Monday and will rest for two more days. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 2 with an oblique strain.

NEXT: Arizona RHP Jordan Montgomery (1-0, 1-50) faces RHP Kyle Gibson (1-2, 5.04) in the finale of three-game series on Wednesday. Montgomery, who spent last season with St. Louis and Texas, gave up one earned run over six innings in his first start of the season on Friday. Gibson has gone five or more innings in all six career starts against the Diamondbacks.



Steve Overbey, The Associated Press