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PHOENIX • Two innings after Matt Holliday did one of those little things to get the Cardinals back in the game, he and several teammates did the big things to secure their first victory of the season.
Holliday hit the first of the Cardinals’ three home runs and created the lead that manager Mike Matheny’s new late-inning relay of relievers would expertly defend in a 6-1 win Tuesday at Arizona’s Chase Field.
Holliday helped create the Cardinals’ first run off Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill with a productive groundout in the fourth inning and then cracked a 1-1 tie in the sixth with a two-run bolt into the left-field seats. Homers by Pete Kozma and Jon Jay followed and added to a lead that the Cardinals’ heat-seeking bullpen preserved.
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