BY: Zane Miller
Photo Credit: Frank Victores/USA Today
The Reds took the last game of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.
The game started with a third inning RBI single by Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna, followed by an RBI sacrifice fly from catcher Yadier Molina to put them ahead 2-0, but the Reds responded in the bottom of the inning as right fielder Scott Schebler had an RBI groundout to cut the lead in half. In the fourth, the Reds got on a rally as catcher Tucker Barnhart tied it with an RBI single and second baseman Scooter Gennett had a two RBI single, followed by third baseman Eugenio Suarez hitting another RBI single to put the Reds ahead 5-2. In the sixth, Cardinals shortstop Yairo Munoz had an RBI sacrifice fly, but the Reds came back in the seventh with left fielder Adam Duvall hitting an RBI single. The Cardinals would be unable to make a comeback as the Reds won 6-3.
Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went five innings, allowing two earned runs with 10 hits and a pair of walks in the win. Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez pitched three and two-thirds innings, allowing five earned runs with four hits and seven walks while taking the loss.
The Reds will next play on Tuesday night on the road against the Kansas City Royals.