For the eighth time in the last nine games the Reds got on the board first. Unfortunately, only four of those games have been converted to wins.
This evening, the Reds loaded the bases in the top of the third inning with nobody out after Dakota Hudson walked the first three batters. Shogo Akiyama drove in Aristides Aquino with a RBI ground out, advancing Tucker Barnhart to third. Then, the Reds did what they have done best this season as Nick Castellanos grounded in to an inning-ending double play.
The 1-0 advantage would be short lived as St. Louis jumped on top in the bottom of the fourth inning. Brad Miller hit a Home Run to dead center field to tie the game and then Matt Wieters had a RBI ground out to take a 2-1 lead.
It's a home run party?? pic.twitter.com/xl3tfSBHnV
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) September 13, 2020
Things would open up in the sixth inning for the Cardinals as Matt Carpenter, Harrison Bader, and Paul Goldschmidt all hit Home Runs to advance the lead to 7-1.
That 7-1 score would hold through the end of the game for the Cardinals to tie the series at a game a piece. Cincinnati managed just three hits at the plate dropping their Major League worst team batting average to .209.
The Reds will send Tyler Mahle to the mound tomorrow afternoon at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Carlos Martinez will have the ball for the Cardinals.