The Cincinnati Reds made Adam Wainwright look less than good in his 308th start with Yadier Molina. Meanwhile, the Cardinals made Reds pitcher Nick Lodolo look dominant earning his first win of the season, now 1-2.
Lodolo pitched 5.2 innings, giving up five hits and an earned run while striking out seven. Tony Santillan earned a hold going 1.1 innings, giving up two hits and striking out one. Art Warrenearned a hold, going one inning, giving up a walk and two strikeouts. Lucas Sims got his first save of the season pitching the ninth.
Colin Moran got things started for the Reds in the first, hitting a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Tyler Naquin. Nick Senzel singled to right field, allowing Tommy Pham to score. In the second Naquin grounded out to second baseman Tommy Edman. As he was throwing to Goldschmidt at first base, Alejo Lopez scored.
In the sixth inning, Moran singled on a grounder to right field, allowing Pham to score.
Lodolo gave up only one run that came in the sixth inning. Tyler O’Neill knocked a double to center field, scoring Goldschmidt.
The Reds ended an 11-game losing streak and are now 3-13 on the season.
The Cardinals are 9-5 as they return to St. Louis to take on the 12-5 New York Mets who will have Max Scherzer on the mound Monday evening against the Cardinals’ Miles Mikolas.