Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 39644

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 97-64 50-31 47-33 W1
St. Louis 87-74 49-31 38-43 L1

Recap

Reds 3, Cardinals 1: Scott Rolen homered and Jay Bruce delivered the go-ahead single to lift visiting Cincinnati, but St. Louis still clinched the second wild card berth.

The Cardinals punched their ticket to the National League playoffs when the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants later Tuesday night. St. Louis will visit Atlanta in the wild card game on Friday.

Mat Latos (14-4) allowed one run and four hits in five innings to temporarily end his struggles against St. Louis. Latos was 1-4 with a 10.24 ERA in six career starts against the Cardinals entering the contest.

Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth for his 38th save in 43 opportunities as the Reds (97) remain tied with the Washington Nationals for most victories in the NL.

Matt Holliday hit a sacrifice fly in the first for St. Louis. Rolen tied the contest with his homer to left in the fourth before Bruce smacked the tiebreaking single off Chris Carpenter (0-2) in the sixth. Dioner Navarro added a run-scoring single later in the frame.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 2-for-4 for his fifth multi-hit outing over his last seven games. … Bruce needs one RBI to reach 100 for the first time. He had 97 last season before this year’s career-best total. … Carpenter struck out seven and allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings while making his third start since returning from shoulder surgery.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Mat Latos Player Chris Carpenter
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 7
1.80 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Scott Rolen Player Matt Holliday
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 8 1 13 .229 12 9 3 2 0 0
St. Louis 6 0 8 .194 14 6 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .540 after a win and .541 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Reds have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .656 after a loss.