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|Haren, Homers Lead D-backs Past Cardinals
|PHOENIX (AP) -- Dan Haren struck out nine without allowing a walk over eight innings and Adam LaRoche hit two of Arizona's four solo home runs in the Diamondbacks' 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Haren (7-4) gave up two runs on six hits to improve to 4-0 in four career starts against the Cardinals. He faced just one three-ball count and threw first-pitch strikes to 25 of 30 batters. Pitching on his ``bobblehead'' night, Haren also singled twice in three at-bats to boost his season's batting average to .425.
Mark Reynolds had three hits, including an RBI double and his 15th home run of the season. Chris Snyder also homered for Arizona. Colby Rasmus had a solo home run for St. Louis.
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