BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
The Reds lost their second game of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon 6-4, as the team will face another series loss.
The Cardinals had a strong first inning, as first baseman Jose Martinez smacked a solo home run and left fielder Marcell Ozuna also had a solo homer, followed by a third inning that saw catcher Yadier Molina hit a three RBI double. In the fourth, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez hit a two run homer, but the Cardinals responded in the seventh as third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a solo home run of his own. In the bottom of the inning, Reds center fielder Scott Schebler hit an RBI double and Reds right fielder Jesse Winker further closed the gap in the eighth with a solo shot, but they wouldn’t be able to catch up as the Cardinals took it 6-4.
Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha went five and two-thirds innings in the win, allowing two earned runs with four hits and three walks, while Reds starter Luis Castillo gave up five earned runs on four hits and three walks over six innings in the loss. Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks earned the save.
The teams will finish up the series on Sunday afternoon.