The St. Louis Cardinals moved to 9-3 overall on Wednesday night by defeating the Cincinnati Reds 11-1 at Busch Stadium. The Cards scored three in the first and two in the second to grab an early lead, and that was plenty of support for starter Jamie Garcia.
Garcia improved to 2-0 on the season by pitching seven innings and allowing only one earned run on seven hits while striking out three.
St. Louis center fielder Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the second inning. Tyler Greene also went deep for the Cards when he blasted a two-run homer in the eighth.
Garcia helped his own cause in the sixth by hitting a two-run triple.
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