St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 42509

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 97-65 50-31 47-34 L1
St. Louis 88-74 50-31 38-43 W1

Recap


Cardinals 1, Reds 0:
Matt Carpenter’s eighth-inning single drove in the lone run as host St. Louis edged Cincinnati in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Carpenter’s hard-hit single got past Reds second baseman Henry Rodriguez to score Shane Robinson from second for the Cardinals, who visit the Atlanta Braves in Friday’s National League wild-card contest. Cincinnati will visit the San Francisco Giants to open the NL Division Series on Saturday.

Victor Marte (3-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for St. Louis and Jason Motte recorded the final two outs in the ninth for his 42th save, tying Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel for the NL lead. Jonathan Broxton (3-3) was charged with the loss.

St. Louis rookie Shelby Miller yielded one hit over six scoreless innings in his first career start. Miller, who struck out seven and walked two, allowed the lone hit by Wilson Valdez with two outs in the sixth.

Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey struck out six in four innings before exiting. Bailey, who threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last outing, gave up four hits without a walk.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis OFs Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday and C Yadier Molina were among the players given the finale off due to a playoff spot being clinched the previous night. … Reds OF Jay Bruce went 1-for-3 with a walk and grounded out to end the game, falling one RBI shy of reaching 100. … Miller also went 2-for-2 at the plate.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Homer Bailey Player Shelby Miller
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 1
0.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   St. Louis
Xavier Paul Player Shelby Miller
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
1.000 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 3 0 3 .103 9 10 0 2 0 0
St. Louis 9 0 10 .273 16 11 1 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .540 after a win and .547 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Reds have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .656 after a loss.