Feb 24, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller (40) during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Image Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals fall in 4-0 loss to Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals fell in 4-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon. After taking the first two games in St. Louis this week, the Cardinals were unable to pull out the brooms but it wasn’t for the lack of trying.

Reds pitcher Mike Leake limited the Cardinals to 4 hits as he picked up his first win of the young season. Leake pitched eight innings for the Reds.

Kolten Wong, Matt Holliday, Matt Adams, and Yadier Molina each had a hit on the afternoon.

Shelby Miller took the mound for the Cardinals. The second-year starter pitched six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits, including a two out, two run home run to catcher Devin Mesoraco. Miller walked three and struck out five batters.

The Texas native is off to a rough start this season. In two starts, he’s 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA.

Shortstop Jhonny Peralta had his second fielding error of the season.

Yadier Molina was not at his finest when it came to catching would-be base thieves. Two Reds players, including Billy Hamilton, were allowed to steal a combined three bases.

The Cardinals have Thursday off before they host the Chicago Cubs for a three game set at Busch Stadium. Joe Kelly (1-0, 1.69 ERA) takes the start against Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29 ERA) on Friday night.

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