Diamondbacks Seek Win, Haren Faces Rookie, 5:10 p.m. AZT

(Sports Network) - Recent first-round draft pick Adam Ottavino takes a third crack at a first big-league win tonight when the St. Louis Cardinals head to Chase Field for the second test of a three-game National League series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Cardinals won Friday's opener, 5-2, and now trail Cincinnati by a half- game in the NL Central.

Brendan Ryan clubbed a three-run home run in the win, while Skip Schumaker went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Yadier Molina was also 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Cardinals, who snapped a four-game skid.

Jaime Garcia (6-2) threw five innings and was charged with just one run on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts.

Adam LaRoche drove in both runs for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped four of their last six. Rodrigo Lopez (2-5) dropped his third straight decision as he was banged up for five runs on six hits with four strikeouts over seven innings.

Ottavino, the 30th overall selection in 2006 out of Northeastern University, made his debut in the majors on May 29 as a replacement for teammate Kyle Lohse after he went on the disabled list with forearm issues.

The New York native was touched for five hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings of a 5-0 loss against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

He returned for start No. 2 on June 5 against Milwaukee and got a no-decision after surrendering five hits and a pair of runs in five innings.

St. Louis won the game, 5-4.

For Arizona, ex-Cardinals right-hander Dan Haren starts for the second time this season and fourth time in his career against St. Louis.

The 29-year-old Californian was touched for nine hits and seven runs in six innings on April 20 against St. Louis before escaping with a 9-7 triumph. The win was his third in as many lifetime starts against the Cardinals, who drafted him in 2001. He debuted with six wins in 28 games - 19 starts - for St. Louis in 2003-04 before heading to Oakland in 2005.

Haren won 14, 14 and 15 games with the Athletics in three seasons and won 16 and 14 in his initial two years with the Diamondbacks.

He was a 7-4 winner over Atlanta on June 7, scattering nine hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

St. Louis took two of three from the D-Backs earlier in the year after winning the series 4-2 a year ago.

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