St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 51°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 17110

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 5-1 0-0 5-1 W3
Cincinnati 2-3 2-3 0-0 L2

Recap

Cardinals 3, Reds 1: Carlos Beltran and David Freese continued St. Louis’ power surge with home runs, propelling the defending World Series champions to their fifth victory in six games.

The Cardinals, the top home-run hitting team in the majors with nine entering Tuesday, added two more longballs to their total in winning their third consecutive game.

Beltran hit his third homer of the season off Cincinnati starter Mike Leake in the first, a solo shot to right-center field. Freese continued his torrid start in the sixth, launching a two-run shot to right to score Lance Berkman and give St. Louis a 3-0 advantage.

The Reds answered in the bottom of the sixth. Zack Cozart tripled and scored on Joey Votto’s sacrifice fly to bring Cincinnati within two runs.

Kyle Lohse (2-0), who no-hit the Marlins for six innings on opening night, gave up four hits and the one run in six innings. Leake (0-1) took the loss in his season debut, allowing seven hits in six innings.

Mitchell Boggs pitched two innings of scoreless relief for St. Louis, striking out two. Jason Motte pitched the ninth, recording his second save of the year.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lohse walked one and struck out two, but the one run he allowed raised his ERA to 1.35. … Freese is hitting .444, and his two RBIs gave him 10 for the season, most in the majors. … Cozart’s triple gave him eight hits on the season - five for extra bases (two doubles, two triples, one homer).

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Cincinnati
Kyle Lohse Player Mike Leake
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 7
1.50 ERA 4.50
Hitting
St. Louis   Cincinnati
David Freese Player Jay Bruce
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 2 19 .273 15 9 3 3 0 0
Cincinnati 4 0 7 .133 8 5 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Reds have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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