St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 35907

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 4-8 3-3 1-5 L2
St. Louis 9-3 4-1 5-2 W4

Recap


Cardinals 11, Reds 1:
Offseason acquisition Carlos Beltran lined his fifth homer, a two-run shot, and David Freese doubled in two runs as host St. Louis won its fourth straight.

Jaime Garcia (2-0) improved to 7-1 lifetime against the Reds, overcoming a dropped popup by Lance Berkman and a misplay by Beltran in his seven innings of work. Garcia induced four double plays and helped his cause with a two-run triple in the sixth. Tyler Greene added a two-run homer in the eighth, and Rafael Furcal finished with four hits.

Mat Latos (0-2) was pounded for eight runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Cincinnati has dropped five of six on its 10-game road trip, and has lost four of the first five meetings with NL Central-leading St. Louis.

The offensively challenged Reds tried batting Brandon Phillips at cleanup instead of leadoff. Phillips went 1 for 4 to raise his average to .207.

Game Notebook: World series hero Freese raised his average to .385 with a two-hit night. … All seven of Beltran’s RBIs have come on homers. … Garcia has won four straight home starts. ... Berkman left the game in the fifth with a calf injury.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Mat Latos Player Jaime Garcia
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 7
12.71 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Devin Mesoraco Player Rafael Furcal
2 Hits 4
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 9 0 12 .281 20 5 1 3 0 0
St. Louis 14 2 27 .389 14 8 11 3 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Reds have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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