Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 46°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 20672

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 5-2 0-0 5-2 L1
Cincinnati 3-3 3-3 0-0 W1

Recap

Reds 4, Cardinals 3: Chris Heisey scored Joey Votto with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to pull Cincinnati back to .500 and avoid a sweep in the three-game series.

St. Louis went to left-hander Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) to face the left-handed Votto leading off the ninth. The move backfired when Votto drove a double to left. The Cardinals walked Ryan Ludwick intentionally and Rzepczynski struck out Jay Bruce.

Fernando Salas was brought on to face pinch-hitter Heisey, who took an 0-1 fastball into left-center field for the game-winning RBI.

Votto finished 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored and Aroldis Chapman (2-0) picked up the win in relief.

Jaime Garcia worked himself into and out of trouble in the second and third but could not walk the tightrope in the fifth, surrendering a pair of runs. Bruce followed two singles and a walk with a sacrifice fly to cut it to 3-2 and Wilson Valdez beat out a bunt single to plate the tying run.

Garcia ended up surrendering 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

The Cardinals had grabbed an early lead in the third, when Rafael Furcal hit an RBI triple and Jon Jay followed with a two-run blast off Johnny Cueto.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The day after his new six-year, $72.5 million contract extension was reported, Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips got the afternoon off. … Wednesday was Votto’s first multi-hit game. … Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman (calf) got the day off.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Cincinnati
Jaime Garcia Player Johnny Cueto
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 3
11 Hits 7
5.79 ERA 5.40
Hitting
St. Louis   Cincinnati
Jaime Garcia Player Joey Votto
1 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 6
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 8 1 13 .242 12 9 3 2 0 0
Cincinnati 14 0 16 .389 21 7 4 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Reds have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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