Rasmus hits 2 HRs, connects in 9th to lead Cards

PHOENIX (AP) - Colby Rasmus homered twice, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 Wednesday night.

It was 4-all when Rasmus opened the ninth with a home run off Chad Qualls (0-1), who was roundly booed by the crowd of 19,165.

The Cardinals wound up scoring five times in the ninth, capped by Skip Schumaker's three-run homer.

Rasmus hit a two-run homer in the first inning.

Jason Motte (1-1) got the victory. The Cardinals have won all 5 of their series this season.

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