Cardinals vs. Reds game recap: St. Louis caps regular season with 1-0 win

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The Cardinals squeaked out a 1-0 win on Wednesday night as they prepare for a one-game playoff in Atlanta.

The St. Louis Cardinals finished the 2012 regular season with a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

With their postseason plans already set, the Cardinals pushed across the game's lone run in the bottom of the eighth inning, when after Shane Robinson singled, he was driven home by third baseman Matt Carpenter.

Shelby Miller did not pick up the win in his start, but he struck out seven while allowing just one hit in six innings of work. Jonathan Broxton (4-5) was on the hook for the loss in just of an inning pitched, as he allowed Robinson's single in the eighth. Miller was also 2-2 from the plate, combining with Robinson to out-hit the Reds, who mustered just three singles on the night.

With an 88-74 record, the Cardinals finish both second in the National League Central division (behind the Reds) and with the second wild-card spot. The Cardinals head to Atlanta (94-68) on Friday for a one-game wild-card playoff. Saint Louis is expected to start Kyle Lohse (16-3, 2.86 ERA), while the Braves appear to be going with Kris Medlen (10-1, 1.57) on the hill.

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