Gallen, Carroll Lead Diamondbacks to Shutout Victory over Cardinals

Gallen, Carroll Lead Diamondbacks to Shutout Victory over Cardinals

Zac Gallen's stellar outing and Corbin Carroll's timely hit propelled the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Gallen, a former Cardinals draft pick, showcased his dominance over six innings, allowing only four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters.

In the pivotal fifth inning, the Diamondbacks offense came alive. Christian Walker's single and Joc Pederson's double set the stage for Jace Peterson's sacrifice fly, which brought in the first run. Jake McCarthy's double scored Pederson, and after two walks loaded the bases, Carroll delivered a two-run single off Andre Pallante. A wild pitch by Pallante allowed the fifth run to score.

Miles Mikolas, the Cardinals' starter, had a solid outing through four innings but faltered in the fifth, allowing all five runs. Joe Mantiply and Bryce Jarvis combined for three hitless innings to complete the shutout for Gallen.

The Diamondbacks' victory was marred by a near-collision between Carroll and McCarthy in the sixth inning. As they chased Willson Contreras' drive to the wall, Carroll appeared to trip over McCarthy and fell hard to the ground. However, he remained in the game.

Before the game, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo announced that left-hander Jordan Montgomery is on track to make his season debut soon. Montgomery, a free agent signing, had a rough outing in his Triple-A start, but Lovullo remains optimistic about his return.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, are set to begin a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday, with former A's pitcher Sonny Gray taking the mound. The Diamondbacks will open a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field, with Merrill Kelly starting for Arizona.

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