The Reds were swept for the fourth time this season as they lost the last game of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-2.
The Cardinals got the scoring going in the second inning with a solo home run from second baseman Kolten Wong. The shot was then followed up in the third as right fielder Dexter Fowler hit an RBI single and left fielder Tyler O’Neill had an RBI sacrifice fly to help the Cardinals go up 3-0 early.
In the sixth, however, the Reds were able to close thee gap a bit as left fielder Jesse Winker had an RBI double and first baseman Joey Votto hit an RBI single to make it 3-2, however that would be as close as they would get to making a comeback as Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong hit a three-run home run in the seventh, then tacking on an RBI double from Greg Garcia and an RBI sacrifice fly by catcher Yadier Molina to earn the 9-2 win. “I can promise you this: Hitters -- whether the results show or not -- they're giving you 100 percent when they step into the batter's box,” Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said. “That's where they make their money. Their focus is going to be there. It's just not happening right now the way we've seen it the last couple of years with pretty much the same group.” The Reds will next play on Monday night at home against the Atlanta Braves.