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Cardinals Survive Early Barrage; Come Back Against Reds

Posted by willp on April 8, 2014

Despite falling into a 4-0 deficit early, the St. Louis Cardinals came back to defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-5, Tuesday.

Yadier Molina cut into the 4-0 lead with a solo homer in the second, with Matt Carpenter providing more pop with an RBI-single later in the frame. The Cardinals tied it with the next batter, as Kolten Wong tripled home Carpenter and Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.

Lynn settled down to earn his second win with six innings pitched, allowing five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts.

After the Reds tied it on a fifth-inning RBI-groundout, Matt Holliday doubled home two on a ball misplayed by Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce.

Randy Choate, Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal combined to shut down the Reds in the final three, with the only hit coming on a 9th-inning leadoff single by Brayan Peña which proved to be harmless.

St. Louis goes for the sweep on Wednesday afternoon with Shelby Miller facing Mike Leake. Coverage begins on ESPN 103.1 and 1580 KTGR at 11:50 AM.

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