Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 37583

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 46-42 23-20 23-22 L2
Cincinnati 49-38 25-16 24-22 W5

Recap


Reds 3, Cardinals 2 (10):
Ryan Ludwick’s one-out line-drive homer in the 10th inning gave Cincinnati its fifth straight win in walkoff fashion.

Ludwick's shot to left off Victor Marte (2-2) came after a long at-bat and put the Reds temporarily in sole possession of first place in the NL Central. Pittsburgh pulled back into a tie following its 6-4 win over Milwaukee later on Saturday.

Sam LeCure (3-2) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win as Cincinnati evened the season series with St. Louis at four games apiece.

Brandon Phillips got the Reds going with a  two-out single in the fifth. Jay Bruce followed with a hit-and-run double into the right-field corner as Phillips scored without a throw. Cozart’s sixth-inning sacrifice fly made it 2-0.

Yadier Molina sparked St. Louis’ two-run seventh with a solo homer, tying the career-high 14 he belted last year. Rafael Furcal’s beautiful drag bunt against a shifted defense scored Skip Schumaker with the tying run. It stayed tied until Ludwick, a former Cardinal, barely cleared the fence with his line drive.

Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 13 games, going 1-for-5.

Reds starter Mike Leake allowed two runs on seven hits in six-plus innings, while St. Louis’ Kyle Lohse allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis activated 1B Lance Berkman, who’s been out with a knee injury since May 19, and sent OF Shane Robinson to Triple-A Memphis before the game. Berkman struck out as a pinch-hitter. … Reds 3B Scott Rolen, who had been dealing with back spasms, started for only the second time in 10 games and went 2-for-4 with a run scored. … The Cards did not get a runner to third in the first six innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Cincinnati
Kyle Lohse Player Mike Leake
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 7
3.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Cincinnati
Skip Schumaker Player Scott Rolen
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 8 1 12 .216 22 8 2 5 1 1
Cincinnati 10 1 15 .270 18 6 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Reds have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .605 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .500 after a loss.