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The Reds fell in the last game of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Sunday afternoon, which also happened to be the teams’ final game before the All-Star Break.
The game started out strong for the Cardinals as first baseman Matt Carpenter hit a solo home run in the first inning, followed by another solo homer in the second inning from right fielder Dexter Fowler. However, the Reds responded in the fourth with a two RBI single from left fielder Adam Duvall and an RBI single by shortstop Jose Peraza to take the lead, but the Cardinals came back in the bottom of the inning with center fielder Tommy Pham hitting a two RBI single to retake the lead, followed by an RBI groundout by pinch hitter Jose Martinez and an RBI single from catcher Yadier Molina to add some insurance runs.
While the Reds would get a run back in the ninth as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit an RBI single, but that would be all as the Cardinals went on to take the 6-4 win, their only win of the series.
Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas went four innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits and a pair of walks in the no decision, while Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani went three and a third innings in the loss, giving up six earned runs on five hits and a walk in the loss. Cardinals reliever John Gant took the win, while fellow Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks got the save.
The Reds will next play on Friday night at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates.