Game Report: Diamondbacks 12, Cardinals 7

The Cardinals gave up nine runs in the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks won the opener of their four-game series Monday night in Phoenix.

The Diamondbacks sent 14 batters to the plate against four Cardinals pitchers in their biggest inning ever against the Cardinals.

Here is how the game broke down:

At the plate:
The Cardinals had 11 hits and scored seven runs in 6 2/3 innings off Arizona starter Zack Greinke but it was not enough to get a victory … Jeremy Hazelbaker replaced Matt Holliday in the third inning and hit a two-run homer, his team-leading fifth of the season, and a triple … Aledmys Diaz had two more hits to raise his average to .481 … Matt Carpenter also hit a homer and the Cardinals also got triples from Holliday and Randal Grichuk.

On the mound:
Starter Jaime Garcia and three relievers could not hold a 5-2 lead in the sixth. Matt Bowman relieved Garcia and gave up two hits while getting one out, Kevin Siegrist allowed two hits and a walk while not recording an out before Seth Maness gave up three more hits before finally getting the final two outs. The biggest hit of the inning was a three-run homer by Jean Segura off Siegrist but it was Bowman who was tagged with the loss.

Of note
: Holliday had to leave the game with what was announced as a cramp in his right leg. His status was said to be day to day … The Cardinals’ fielding woes continued as Kolten Wong made a fielding error, his fourth of the season, in the sixth and Yadier Molina was charged with two passed balls.

Looking ahead: Carlos Martinez, off to a 3-0 start, will pitch the second game of the series Tuesday night against former Cardinal Shelby Miller.