Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran hit a solo home run in the
first and David Freese added a two-run shot in the sixth and the Cardinals
beat the Reds, 3-1, in the second test of a three-game set at Great American
Kyle Lohse (2-0), who allowed just two hits and a run in 7 1/3 innings in his
first start of the year, was impressive again, yielding one run on four hits
and one walk over six innings.
Freese finished with two hits, while Lance Berkman, who left the game in the
ninth inning with a left leg strain, added two hits, including a triple, and a
run scored. Jason Motte struck out one in a perfect bottom of the ninth to
record his second save of the year.
Mike Leake (0-1) was touched for three runs on seven hits and one walk over
six innings. Joey Votto knocked in the lone Cincinnati run and Jay Bruce
tallied two hits in defeat.
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