Cardinals plate seven runs in 10th to down RedsJun 10, 2013 - 6:49 AM Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Matt Holliday hit his fifth career grand slam to cap a seven-run 10th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 11-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series.
The Reds sent J.J. Hoover (0-5) to the mound in the top of the 10th. Allen Craig walked and David Freese singled to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. Daniel Descalso followed with an RBI double off the wall in left. Jon Jay was intentionally walked to load the bases for pinch-hitter Pete Kozma, who struck out swinging. Matt Carpenter added a two-run single.
Carlos Beltran's infield single filled the bags again. Curtis Partch came in from the bullpen and Holliday crushed his offering into the second deck in left.
"I think every time we play the Reds this year is a big series," Holliday said. "Because ultimately it looks like we're both going to be battling for the division."
Carpenter ended with three RBI for the Cardinals, who have won three of four. Beltran hit a solo homer and knocked in two runs, while Yadier Molina had an RBI.
St. Louis starter Lance Lynn allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six over six innings. Trevor Rosenthal (1-0) tossed two scoreless frames to pick up the win.
Jay Bruce drove in three runs for the Reds, who have lost four of five. Brandon Phillips had an RBI.
Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo gave up two runs on six hits over six full frames.
The Reds jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Shin-Soo Choo led off with a double to left and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. After Joey Votto walked, Phillips hit an RBI single to right. Bruce's sacrifice fly gave Cincinnati an early two-run lead.
Beltran and Molina helped St. Louis tie the game in the fourth. Beltran led off with a homer to left-center field. Holliday followed with a double to left-center and raced home on Molina's one-out double down the right-field line.
Cincinnati took the lead back in the fifth. Choo singled and Derrick Robinson was hit by a pitch to start the frame. Lynn retired the next two batters before giving up a two-run double to Bruce.
"It's disappointing," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "How can you not be disappointed? That was a game we had the lead going into the late innings. We've got to find a way to hold that."
St. Louis responded with two runs in the seventh to continue the back-and- forth battle. Sam LeCure gave up three straight hits before being pulled. Jay singled, pinch-hitter Matt Adams doubled and Carpenter singled to plate a run. With Alfredo Simon on the mound, Beltran hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game.
The Cardinals captured their fifth straight series against the Reds dating back to last July ... Carpenter extended his hitting streak to 18 games.
- ST. LOUIS: 11
Jun 9 11:59 PM
- Matt Holliday two-out, Grand Slam (10) to left center scored Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran. Allen Craig due up.
Cardinals 11, Reds 4 Top 10, 2 OutsJun 9 11:50 PM
- Matt Carpenter singled to left scored David Freese and Daniel Descalso. On the play, Jon Jay advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Carlos Beltran due up.
Cardinals 7, Reds 4 Top 10, 2 OutsJun 9 11:42 PM
- Daniel Descalso doubled to left scored Allen Craig. On the play, David Freese advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Jon Jay due up.
Cardinals 5, Reds 4 Top 10, 1 OutJun 9 11:36 PM
- Carlos Beltran sacrifice fly to right scored Pinch-runner Shane Robinson. Runner on first with one out and Matt Holliday due up.
Cardinals 4, Reds 4 Top 7, 1 OutJun 9 10:28 PM
- Matt Carpenter singled to right scored Jon Jay. On the play, Shane Robinson advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Carlos Beltran due up.
Cardinals 3, Reds 4 Top 7, 0 OutsJun 9 10:24 PM
- Jay Bruce doubled to right scored Shin-Soo Choo and Derrick Robinson. Runner on second with two outs and Todd Frazier due up.
Cardinals 2, Reds 4 Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 9 9:51 PM
- Yadier Molina doubled to right scored Matt Holliday. Runner on second with one out and David Freese due up.
Cardinals 2, Reds 2 Top 4, 1 OutJun 9 9:13 PM
- Carlos Beltran lead-off Home Run (14) to center. Matt Holliday due up.
Cardinals 1, Reds 2 Top 4, 0 OutsJun 9 9:10 PM
- Jay Bruce sacrifice fly to center scored Joey Votto. Runner on first with two outs and Todd Frazier due up.
Cardinals 0, Reds 2 Bot 1, 2 OutsJun 9 8:25 PM
- Brandon Phillips singled to right scored Shin-Soo Choo. On the play, Joey Votto advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Jay Bruce due up.
Cardinals 0, Reds 1 Bot 1, 1 OutJun 9 8:25 PM
- ST. LOUIS: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 9 8:07 PM
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