4:10 PM ET, September 1, 2008
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
PHOENIX -- In black magic marker, a scuffed baseball told the details of the biggest game of Stephen Drew's career.Five hits and a cycle -- the first in Chase Field history.The Arizona Diamondbacks needed every hit in an 8-6 comeback victory over St. Louis on Monday.
Players with most consecutive
A day after Albert Pujols become one of just 17 players with at least eight consecutive 30-home run seasons, Yanks 3B Alex Rodriguez became one of only three players to have at least 11 consecutive such seasons.
|No. of seasons||Players|
|13||Barry Bonds (1992-2004)|
|12||Jimmie Foxx (1929-40)|
|11||Alex Rodriguez (1998-2008)|
|10||Sammy Sosa (1995-2004), Carlos Delgado (1997-2006)|
|Nine||Jim Thome (1996-2004), Rafael Palmeiro (1995-2003), Mike Schmidt (1979-87), Eddie Mathews (1953-61), Lou Gehrig (1929-37), Manny Ramirez (1998-2006)|
|Eight||Albert Pujols (2001-08), Jeff Bagwell (1996-2003), Mike Piazza (1995-2002), Albert Belle (1992-99)|
• Albert Pujols, who has reached base safely in 112 of 123 games this season, is 8-for-20 with three homers against Randy Johnson.
• Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro's three-start winning streak ended.
• St. Louis lost its fourth straight, the first time the team has lost that many consecutive games since dropping five in a row from July 21-25.
• Adam Dunn homered in the second inning, just his third home run in 19 games with the Diamondbacks.
• Arizona third baseman Mark Reynolds has struck out at least once in 40 of the last 46 games.
-- ESPN research
Upton left the game after being hit in the head with a pickoff attempt by St. Louis pitcher Adam Thompson in the eighth. Upton stayed on the ground for several minutes before walking off under his own power. "I was a little dizzy," Upton said. "It was definitely a scary moment." He said he expects to play on Tuesday night. ... Arizona right-hander Jon Rauch was ejected by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna as Rauch walked off the mound in the middle of the sixth. ... Mather left after four innings with a sprained left wrist. Mather said he would see a hand specialist on Tuesday, and he wasn't optimistic about returning this season. "Hopefully, it's not as bad as it looks," Mather said.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||Y Molina homered to left center.||1||0|
|2nd||J Mather homered to left.||2||0|
|2nd||A Dunn homered to left.||2||1|
|3rd||A Pujols homered to left, R Ludwick scored.||4||1|
|3rd||F Lopez homered to left.||5||1|
|3rd||D Eckstein hit sacrifice fly to right, S Drew scored.||5||2|
|4th||C Young homered to left.||5||3|
|5th||S Drew homered to right.||5||4|
|6th||R Ludwick doubled to deep center, C Izturis scored.||6||4|
|6th||M Reynolds homered to left center, A Dunn scored.||6||6|
|7th||D Eckstein singled to right, J Salazar scored, S Drew to third.||6||7|
|7th||S Drew scored, D Eckstein to third, A Dunn to second on wild pitch by R Springer.||6||8|
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|Stadium||Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ|
|Attendance||35,075 (72.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Bill Hohn|