BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO CREDIT: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
The Reds ended their series against the St. Louis Cardinals on a high note on Wednesday afternoon, winning 7-3 to take the series after losing on Tuesday but winning on Monday.
The Reds got on the board in the first inning as third baseman Eugenio Suarez got a two run home run in the first inning, but the Cardinals responded in the third as shortstop Paul DeJong hit a solo homer to cut the lead in half.
In the fourth, left fielder Adam Duvall restored the two run lead as he got a solo home run of his own, which the Cardinals again responded to as second baseman Yairo Munoz hit an RBI double in the sixth inning. In the bottom of the inning, Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart hit a two run shot, but the Cardinals again cut into the lead not long after as catcher Yadier Molina hit a solo home run in the seventh. The eighth saw the Reds add back onto their lead as right fielder Phillip Ervin drove in a two RBI double as they went on to win 7-3 and clinch the series.
Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano went six innings to take the win, allowing a pair of earned runs on seven hits and one walk, while Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty went five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits and a pair of walks in the loss.
The Reds will next play on Thursday night at home against the Philadelphia Phillies.