Jhonny Peralta made his third hit the one to win it for St. Louis Monday night.
Peralta’s 10th-inning single drove home the winning run for the Cardinals in a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
It appeared an AJ Pierzynski RBI hit would win it for the home team in the eighth, but Trevor Rosenthal could not shut the door soon enough on the Reds in the ninth, when a Jay Bruce double tied the score at five runs each. Hits by Matt Holliday and Matt Adams set the table for Peralta’s walk-off hit to left field.
St. Louis faces the Reds again on Tuesday night. John Lackey faces Alfredo Simon, and pregame coverage starts at 6:20 pm on ESPN 103.1 and 1580 AM KTGR.