St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 3, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 98°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Campos, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 41839

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 10 1
St. Louis 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 68-71 37-34 31-37 L1
St. Louis 74-65 36-32 38-33 W1

Recap

Jon Jay doubled, tripled and scored two runs, and Jaime Garcia notched his first win since July 23 as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame an early two-run deficit to post a 6-4 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday each had two hits and an RBI for St. Louis, which has won seven of its last nine contests.

The Cardinals remained 8 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central and 7 1/2 back of the Atlanta Braves in the wild-card race.

Starter Homer Bailey (7-7) gave Cincinnati a 2-0 lead with an RBI single in the second but allowed three runs in the bottom half and two more in the third before exiting. Garcia capped the second-inning rally with a run-scoring single while Jay led off the third with a triple and scored on Pujols' base hit.

Pitching on nine days' rest, Garcia (11-7) yielded two runs - one earned - and seven hits over six innings. The lefthander, who had gone 0-3 with a 6.68 ERA over his previous six starts, improved to 6-1 lifetime against the Reds.

Jason Motte recorded the final five outs for his second save of the season.

Jay Bruce belted a two-run homer and Edgar Renteria collected three hits and an RBI for Cincinnati, which has lost five of six.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was scratched from the lineup with tightness in his left calf.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Homer Bailey Player Jaime Garcia
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 7
12.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Edgar RenteriaPlayer Matt Holliday
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 10 1 15 .286 9 8 4 1 1 1
St. Louis 10 0 14 .312 12 5 5 4 0 1

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 .545 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Reds have a W/L % of .406 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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