St. Louis – TJ Friedl hit a three-way tiebreaker in the seventh and added Tommy Pham Homer solo in the Reds’ 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, capping a four-game winning streak in Cincinnati. losses.
Nolan Arenado and Juan Ypez are back for the Cardinals who have lost four of their last six matches.
Friedel broke the tie 4-4 with a deep drive into the right field and Albert Almora Jr. followed with a sacrifice fly. Pham smashed against his former team in the eighth inning.
The Reds racked up a record 18-16 after a dismal start to the season 3-23 in which they failed to win any of their first eight series.
Cincinnati trailed 3-0 after Arenado hit his 11th run of the season, with a two-round shot in the third inning.
Jeff Hoffman (1-0) took the win in 1 1/3 of the negative relief innings. Alexis Diaz scored his second save.
Dakota Hudson (4-3) allowed six runs on nine strokes in seven innings. He entered the match with a career record 6-0 against Cincinnati.
For the Reds, Dominican Aristides Aquino scored 2-2 in one game.
For the Cardinals, Albert Pujols 5-1 with the RBI. Venezuela’s Juan Ypez 5-3 with a running record and two RBIs.
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