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.
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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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