Winker’s 3 homers raise Reds over Playing cards 8-7 for 4-game sweep

Jesse Winker hit a tiebreaking house run off Alex Reyes within the ninth inning for his second three-homer sport this season, and the Cincinnati Reds accomplished their first four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in 21 years with an 8-7 victory

ST. LOUIS — Jesse Winker hit a tiebreaking house run off Alex Reyes within the ninth inning for his second three-homer sport this season, and the Cincinnati Reds accomplished their first four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in 21 years with an 8-7 victory on Sunday.

Winker had six RBIs, hitting a two-run homer within the first, a three-run homer within the second off John Gant and the go-ahead drive towards Reyes (3-2). Winker has 17 homers, tied for the NL lead. He additionally homered thrice towards Milwaukee on Could 21.

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

Tyler O’Neill had a two-run homer in a seven-run sixth for the Cardinals, who’ve misplaced 5 straight for the primary time since Aug. 3-7, 2018. St. Louis has misplaced seven of its final eight.

St. Louis threatened within the ninth when Paul Goldschmidt singled main 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 determined was simply exterior, then flailed at a slider that bounced nicely exterior of the plate and skipped away from catcher Tyler Barnhardt, who threw to first for the ultimate out.

Goldschmidt and Arenado mixed to go 7 for 9, and the remainder of the Cardinals had been 7 for 30.

Heath Hembree (1-1) struck out two in an ideal eighth inning, and Sims obtained his sixth save in seven probabilities.

Reds starter Wade Miley allowed 4 hits in 5 scoreless innings, tied a season excessive with eight strikeouts and left with a 7-0 lead.

Cincinnati’s Nick Castellanos went 0 for five, ending his career-best 21-game hitting streak, the longest within the main leagues this season.

O’Neill’s thirteenth homer began the rally within the sixth towards 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 towards Tejay Antone,

DOUBLE PLAY HISTORY

The Cardinals executed a 5-2-4 double play to finish the primary 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.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: INF Alex Blandino will bear surgical procedure for a torn ACL on Monday. He’s anticipated to overlook the remainder of the season. … OF Tyler Naquin left within the third inning with left hamstring tightness. Cardinals: INF Paul DeJong continues a rehab stint at Triple-A Memphis. He’s working his manner again from a left rib fracture and has not performed on the foremost league stage since Could 12.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina was held out of the lineup after taking a foul ball off his left knee Saturday. “He feels higher,” St. Louis supervisor Mike Shildt mentioned. “It doesn’t seem like an IL state of affairs.”

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

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Sonny Grey (1-4, 3.64) begins Tuesday towards Milwaukee RHP Adrian Houser (3-5, 3.86) within the first of a three-game sequence. Grey is 11-4 with a 2.85 ERA over his final 20 begins at house.

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (3-5, 5.83) will face Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber (6-3, 3.08) on Tuesday. Martinez allowed 10 runs over two-thirds of an inning Wednesday in a 14-3 loss to the Dodgers, the shortest begin of his large league profession.

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