Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cards blow four leads, lose in 16 innings

PHOENIX • The only lead that was safe for either team was the one Arizona took on the final pitch of the longest game in Chase Field history.

Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington singled to right-center field to score Jason Kubel with one out in the 16th inning for a 10-9 victory against the visiting Cardinals early Thursday morning. The Cardinals took the lead four times during the record-setting 5-hour, 32-minute game and each time a reliever handed it back – first in the middle of the game, then to force extra innings, and finally to extend the game when Mitchell Boggs had a chance to save it.

“We had some chances to finish it off. They did, too,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “It was one of those back-and-forth (games) and see who was standing at the end.”

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