The St. Louis Cardinals (9-3) could not keep their four-game win streak alive as they fell to the Cincinnati Reds (4-8) in a 6-3 loss.
Adam Wainwright (L, 0-3) pitched only five innings for the Cardinals and could not keep the ball in play as 2B Brandon Phillips and LF Ryan Ludwick both homered off Wainwright. The Cardinals' starter did manage to collect 5 strikeouts with only 1 walk, but the Reds forced him to leave with a 4-0 Reds' after throwing 88 pitches through the first five frames.
Meanwhile, SP Bronson Arroyo (W, 1-0) stymied the Cardinals hitters, holding them to 3 ER on 5 hits. LF Matt Holliday went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run, the lone extra base hit from the Cardinals lineup, and SS Rafael Furcal also added a pair of singles, going 2 for 4 himself.
The Cardinals will be back in action on Friday night as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:05 p.m. CDT.
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