Cincinnati 11, St. Louis 8

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 2, 2011 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 98°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 36970

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 11 14 0
St. Louis 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 8 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 68-70 37-34 31-36 W1
St. Louis 73-65 35-32 38-33 L1

Recap


Yonder Alonso hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Juan Francisco belted a three-run shot in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds squandered an early five-run lead before pulling out an 11-8 victory over the host St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Pinch-hitter Todd Frazier also went deep and Francisco added a two-run double for Cincinnati, which scored a total of six runs as it was swept in a four-game series by Philadelphia earlier this week.

Rafael Furcal and David Freese each homered and drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who fell 8 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central.

After Francisco highlighted a five-run second with his double, St. Louis battled back to forge a 5-5 tie. Frazier hit a two-out solo shot in the sixth to put Cincinnati back in front, but Freese led off the bottom half against Jose Arredondo (4-4) with his ninth of the year to tie it again.

Jay Bruce hit a one-out single off Marc Rzepczynski (2-4) and Alonso followed with his fourth blast for an 8-6 lead.

Francisco's homer in the ninth, which gave him a career-high five RBIs, proved crucial as Matt Holliday launched a solo shot for St. Louis in the bottom half.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Johnny Cueto Player Chris Carpenter
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 8
9.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Yonder Alonso Player David Freese
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 14 3 26 .350 15 8 11 2 1 0
St. Louis 12 3 21 .333 17 3 7 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Reds have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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