ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter, Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso stroked RBI singles against Homer Bailey in the sixth inning Wednesday afternoon to spark the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium.
How it went
Carlos Beltran's seventh home run of the season, a 419-foot blast to right against Bailey (1-3), put St. Louis ahead 1-0 in the fourth. The Reds tied it on Brandon Phillips' RBI double against Lance Lynn (5-0) in the sixth. In the Cardinals' half of the inning, Allen Craig walked with one out and took second on Yadier Molina's single. Carpenter, Kozma and Descalso followed with run-scoring hits, delighting the crowd of 39,821 and ending Bailey's afternoon. Phillips hit his fifth homer of the season to start the ninth, a bases-empty shot to left against Cardinals closer Edward Mujica.
By the numbers
The victory enabled the Cardinals to finish with a 3-3 homestand. ... Bailey's two shortest outings of the season are against the Cardinals, who have tagged him for 11 earned run on 19 hits in 10 1/3 innings. .... Carpenter was 3-for-4 with two doubles. ... Lynn was dominant again, permitting just one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out five. ... Lynn had a single against Bailey in the fifth, ending an 0-for-52 drought. .... Despite allowing Phillips' homer, Mujica posted his sixth save in six opportunities. ... Rookie reliever Trevor Rosenthal worked a one-two-three eighth and has retired seven consecutive hitters.