Bullpen blows late leads as Cardinals tumble to Reds 7-5

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CINCINNATI (AP) — On a day when a Cardinals’ lineup was behind together, a bullpen couldn’t reason on.

Seung Hwan Oh gave adult a three-run homer to Scott Schebler in a ninth inning Tuesday night that rallied a Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 feat in a back-and-forth game.

There were 4 lead changes in a final 3 innings, with a Reds removing a improved of it opposite a bullpen that hadn’t authorised a homer given Jul 22.

“It was everybody on rug and we figure out how we can assistance a subsequent man out,” manager Mike Matheny said. “When you’re fighting to get behind in it, you’ve got to use all your pieces. You take each shot we can.”

Brandon Moss and Tommy Pham strike solo homers in a eighth for a 5-4 lead. Oh (2-2) transient a bases-loaded hazard in a eighth though gave adult a span of singles to start a ninth. Schebler, who was called adult from a minors progressing in a day, connected for his second homer of a deteriorate and initial game-ending shot.

Jumbo Diaz (1-1) fanned Oh with a bases installed in a tip of a ninth to keep it 5-4.

The second-place Cardinals are anticipating to make a run in a NL Central now that their lineup is closer to full strength. Moss and Jhonny Peralta returned from injuries on Tuesday, and a Cardinals design to get leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter behind after in a week.

Instead, they fell to 9 games behind when a first-place Cubs kick a Marlins 3-2. It was a Cardinals’ second walk-off detriment in a row.

“It’s hard, for sure, though they’re unpleasant usually like a other ones are painful,” pronounced Adam Wainwright, who lasted 5 innings. “You don’t wish to get kick 11-0 either.”

Moss and Peralta had doubles that accounted for a run in a sixth. Moss tied it with a leadoff homer opposite Blake Wood in a eighth, partial of his three-hit game. Pham followed with his initial career pinch-hit homer, a fourth by St. Louis.

Wainwright and Jedd Gyorko also had solo shots for St. Louis.

Cincinnati played a initial diversion though right fielder Jay Bruce. Bruce and Adam Duvall were tied for a group lead with 25 homers when a right fielder was dealt to a Mets on Monday. Duvall changed from left margin to Bruce’s aged mark and strike a two-run homer in a seventh off Kevin Siegrist for a 4-3 lead.

Cincinnati’s Joey Votto had an RBI double among his 4 hits and extended his attack strain to a career-best 16 games. Yadier Molina doubled and extended his attack strain to 16 games as well, a longest by a Cardinal given David Freese strike in 20 in a quarrel in 2013.

Wainwright strike his second homer of a deteriorate off Dan Straily though couldn’t kick a Reds. Wainwright went 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA in Jul though lasted usually 5 innings on Tuesday. He’s usually 8-10 career opposite a Reds in 21 starts.

“I wasn’t terribly sharp,” Wainwright said. “I had good things though we was usually a parasite off in a timing.”


Votto wasn’t happy with a fan in a Reds jersey who reached for a tainted round in a seventh, preventing him from creation a play. Votto glared and tugged on a Reds’ trademark on a fan’s jersey before streamer behind to his position. He after sealed a round for a fan and stopped to poise for photos with him.


LH Zach Duke, who was performed from a White Sox on Sunday, done his Cardinals entrance and late usually dual of a 5 batters he faced, walking dual of them. “I wasn’t as pointy as I’m accustomed to be,” Duke said. “I’ll be improved subsequent time.”


Cardinals: Even as they get some stalwarts back, a Cardinals mislaid another. SS Aledmys Diaz went on a 15-day infirm list with a damaged right thumb, strike by a representation on Sunday. … LH reliever Tyler Lyons go on a DL with a bruise right knee.

Reds: SS Zack Cozart was a late blemish from a starting lineup with a painful right ring finger, harmed by a belligerent round during batting/infield practice. Ivan De Jesus Jr. started in his place. … RH Caleb Cotham had medicine to correct ripped cartilage in his right knee on Tuesday.


Cardinals: RH Michael Wacha (6-7) has won his final 4 decisions covering 7 starts. He’s 3-1 in 6 career starts during Great American Ball Park.

Reds: LH Cody Reed (0-5) gave adult 6 runs in 5 innings of a 9-7 detriment in San Francisco on Tuesday. He’s never faced a Cardinals.


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