Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 19, 2012 1:45 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 40049

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 5-8 3-3 2-5 W1
St. Louis 9-4 4-2 5-2 L1

Recap

Reds 6, Cardinals 3: Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Drew Stubbs homered in a rare offensive outburst as the visiting Reds avoided a sweep.

Cincinnati had scored one run or fewer in four of its previous five games.

Phillips snapped a 4-for-26 slump against Adam Wainwright (0-3) by crushing a fourth-inning homer. Following Jay Bruce's single, Ludwick muscled one barely over the wall in left to make it 3-0. Both long balls came on 84-mph cutters. Phillips added an RBI single in the fifth.

After Matt Holliday hit a towering sixth-inning homer into the Reds’ bullpen to cut the deficit to 4-3, Stubbs’ solo shot extended the lead an inning later.

Wainwright lasted five innings as he continues to struggle in his return from Tommy John surgery. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (1-0) allowed just five hits over eight innings, fanning five and walking none. Sean Marshall earned his second save.

Cards center fielder Jon Jay left with a sprained shoulder after crashing into the wall chasing Stubbs’ homer.

Game Notebook: Phillips’ fourth-inning solo shot was his first RBI this season. … St. Louis played without first baseman Lance Berkman, who aggravated his left calf injury on Wednesday. ... Arroyo's win was the first by a Reds starter since Opening Day.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Bronson Arroyo Player Adam Wainwright
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 7
3.38 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Drew Stubbs Player Matt Holliday
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 3
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 12 3 22 .308 14 8 6 1 0 1
St. Louis 6 1 9 .182 9 8 3 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Reds have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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