On June 5th, Jose Urena, who had started out the season with seven losing decisions in his first 12 starts, finally got into the win column.
It was hardly Urena’s best start, as he surrendered four earned runs in five innings, on 10 hits, a walk, and a wild pitch. Urena struck out three.
The Cards struck first, with a Yadiel Molina RBI-single in the second. In the third, Justin Bour brought one home on a non-RBI double play ball, and Brian Anderson hit a go-ahead single for a 2-1 led.
St. Louis scored on a Tommy Pham double play ball to tie it in the bottom of the third, and the score would remain tied at two until the fifth.
Bour brought home Derek Dietrich with a sacrifice fly in that inning, followed by a two-run jack courtesy of rookie Brian Anderson for a 5-2 lead.
St. Louis wasn’t done yet, though. Pham collected an RBI-groundout and Marcell Ozuna singled Jose Martinez home to get the Redbirds to within a run and pretty much chase Urena. JT Riddle hit a solo shot in the sixth, and Dietrich added some insurance with a sacrifice fly to set the final score in the bottom of the sixth.
"It’s good to get Jose on the board, honestly. He’s pitched pretty good [this year]. Tonight, it seemed like one of those nights he didn’t have his great stuff, but he hung in there enough, and the boys were swinging the bats a little bit, so it ended up being big for him. – Don Mattingly, as quoted by Joe Frisaro on MLB.COM"