Winker's 3 homers lift Reds over Cards 8-7 para barrido de 4 juegos

Winker had six RBIs, hitting a two-run homer in the first, a three-run homer in the second off John Gant and the go-ahead drive against Reyes (3-2). Winker has 17 jonrones, tied for the NL lead. He also homered three times against Milwaukee on May 21.


Eugenio Suárez added a two-run double for the Reds, who led 7-0 by the third inning en route to their first four-game sweep at St. Louis since May 4-7, 1990.

Tyler O’Neill had a two-run homer in a seven-run sixth for the Cardinals, who have lost five straight for the first time since Aug. 3-7, 2018. S t. Louis has lost seven of its last eight.

S t. Louis threatened in the ninth when Paul Goldschmidt singled leading off and Nolan Arenado doubled off Lucas Sims.

Tyler O’Neill popped out and Edmundo Sosa struck out. José Rondón took a 2-2 pitch that plate umpire Dan Iassogna decided was just outside, then flailed at a slider that bounced well outside of the plate and skipped away from catcher Tyler Barnhardt, who threw to first for the final out.

Goldschmidt and Arenado combined to go 7 por 9, and the rest of the Cardinals were 7 por 30.

Heath Hembree (1-1) struck out two in a perfect eighth inning, and Sims got his sixth save in seven chances.

Reds starter Wade Miley allowed four hits in five scoreless innings, tied a season high with eight strikeouts and left with a 7-0 Plomo.

Cincinnati’s Nick Castellanos went 0 por 5, ending his career-best 21-game hitting streak, the longest in the major leagues this season.

O’Neill’s 13th homer started the rally in the sixth against Michael Feliz. Pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter greeted Brad Brach with a two-run double, Tommy Edman hit a run-scoring infield single and Arenado hit a tying, two-run single against Tejay Antone.


The Cardinals executed a 5-2-4 double play to end the first inning. It was their first such twin killing since June 21, 1969 when Mike Shannon, Tim McCarver and Julian Javier did the trick in a 5-3 win over the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.


Reds: INF Alex Blandino will undergo surgery for a torn ACL on Monday. He is expected to miss the rest of the season. … OF Tyler Naquin left in the third inning with left hamstring tightness. Cardenales: INF Paul DeJong continues a rehab stint at Triple-A Memphis. He is working his way back from a left rib fracture and has not played on the major league level since May 12.

Cardenales: C Yadier Molina was held out of the lineup after taking a foul ball off his left knee Saturday. “He feels better,” S t. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. “It doesn’t look like an IL situation.

Umpires: Plate umpire Scott Barry left in the bottom of the fourth inning after taking a foul ball off the top of his head. Iassogna moved from second to the plate as part of a three-man crew.


Reds: RHP Sonny Gray (1-4, 3.64) starts Tuesday against Milwaukee RHP Adrian Houser (3-5, 3.86) in the first of a three-game series. Gray is 11-4 con un 2.85 ERA over his last 20 starts at home.

Cardenales: RHP Carlos Martinez (3-5, 5.83) will face Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber (6-3, 3.08) el martes. Martinez allowed 10 runs over two-thirds of an inning Wednesday in a 14-3 loss to the Dodgers, the shortest start of his big league career.




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