National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Cincinnati|
(Friday, June 7th)
Final Score: St. Louis 9, Cincinnati 2
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Adam Wainwright picked up his ninth win of
the season and the St. Louis Cardinals recorded 16 hits in a 9-2 victory over
the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game series at Great American
Wainwright (9-3) gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out
seven in seven innings to tie the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin for most wins
in the majors this season. He has also allowed three earned runs or less in
his last six starts.
Pete Kozma drove in three runs while Jon Jay and David Freese had two RBI
apiece for the Cardinals, whose 21 road wins lead the majors.
"We take pride in driving guys in," said Freese. "We get a lot of guys on
base. We just know if we keep the train moving, we're going to have an
opportunity offensively to put some runs across the board."
Shin-Soo Choo and Jay Bruce each had one RBI for the Reds, who have lost three
straight and four of their last five games. Starter Mike Leake (5-3)
surrendered three runs on six hits and a walk over five frames to record his
first loss since May 8 against the Braves.
"They've got a great lineup," Leake said of St. Louis. "You can't take a break
against any of them. You have to keep going after them and challenge them."
The Cardinals got just one runner on base before striking for three runs in
the fourth. Allen Craig hit a one-out single to put runners on the corners
and, after Yadier Molina struck out, Freese, Jay and Kozma connected on three
straight RBI singles to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.
St. Louis scored four more runs in the sixth. With one out, Molina smacked a
double to center and Freese drew a walk. Jay and Kozma then hit back-to-back
doubles to left, with Jay plating one run Kozma driving in two. Two batters
later, Matt Carpenter plated Kozma with an infield single.
The Reds got on the board in the bottom of the inning, when Bruce delivered a
two-out single to center that scored Zack Cozart.
Holliday knocked a leadoff double in the seventh and later scored on a double
by Freese. The Reds answered back in the home half, with a two-out RBI double
by Choo that plated Devin Mesoraco, but that would be their last run.
The Cardinals added one run in the eighth. With Manny Parra pitching for
Cincinnati, pinch-hitter Ty Wigginton ripped a double to left and later scored
on an infield single by Shane Robinson.
Freese has a 17-game hitting streak, while Carpenter extended his streak to
16 ... Holliday had two doubles ... The Cardinals were 8-for-19 with runners
in scoring position ... Reds starters have allowed 20 earned runs in 32
innings over their last four games.
06/08 01:08:09 ET