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National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Cincinnati



(Wednesday, April 2nd)

Final Score: Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 0

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Five hours and 25 minutes after the game was scheduled to start, Chris Heisey gave the Cincinnati Reds a walk-off win.

Heisey's pinch-hit single in the ninth inning scored Ryan Ludwick to lift the Reds to a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a rain-delayed game that was dominated until the end by good pitching.

Ludwick and Frazier led off the ninth with back-to-back singles off Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez and both moved up on Zack Cozart's bunt. After Martinez (0-1) intentionally walked Brayan Pena, Heisey laced an 0-1 fastball into left field and was mobbed by his teammates in the infield.

It was new Reds manager Bryan Price's first win as a major league skipper.

"From a selfish standpoint it feels great," said Price. "From a team standpoint it feels even better because it's good to get the ball rolling."

There were only six total hits in the game before Cincinnati's three singles in the ninth.

That's mostly because Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani and Cardinals righty Michael Wacha combined to strike out 16 batters and allow only five hits in 13 2/3 combined innings after the start of the game was delayed 2 hours and 40 minutes because of rain.

The Cardinals won the season-opener 1-0 on Monday on Yadier Molina's home run in the seventh.

The finale of the three-game series is scheduled to start 12 hours after the finish of Wednesday night's game at 12:35 a.m.

Joey Votto was 2-for-3 with a double and reached base three times for the Reds. Ludwick was the only other player with two hits.

The starters basically came out at the same time in the bottom of the seventh -- Cingrani for pinch-hitter Roger Bernadina and Wacha for Kevin Siegrist, who got Bernadina on a fly out to end the inning.

Cozart, the Reds shortstop, made an inning-ending diving catch in shallow center field to potentially save a run in the eighth after Manny Parra had given up a double to Kolten Wong.

J.J. Hoover (1-0) struck out Matt Adams with runners at first and second base to escape the top of the ninth inning and ended up getting the win.

"We had a tough stacking any kind of offense on top of anything we got going," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Cingrani, who was 2-0 against St. Louis last season, fanned nine and allowed two hits and two walks in his seven frames. Wacha, who won his first four postseason starts last season for the NL champion Cardinals, walked one and struck out seven.

Votto sliced a two-out double to left field in the first inning for his 1,000th career hit. It was Cincinnati's only baserunner until Votto's one-out single in the fourth. The Reds loaded the bases in the inning, but Cozart grounded into a force out to end the threat.

Cingrani worked his way through the Cardinals lineup without a baserunner before Matt Carpenter led off the fourth with a single. He escaped trouble in the seventh with runners at first and second base when he got Molina to fly out to left field, then struck out Adams to end the inning.

Game Notes

Ludwick was hit on outside of his left hand by a 93 mph Wacha fastball in the fourth inning. The ball also caught home plate umpire Kerwin Danley in the mask. Both were looked at by trainers and remained in the game ... Two right- handers will start the series finale on Thursday: Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Homer Bailey for the Reds.

04/03 02:14:55 ET

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Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
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NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
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PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
2nd
UF 48
UNC 61
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
4th
TOR 79
DAL 84
 
Final
DET 88
MIL 104
 
Final
ATL 100
NOP 91
 
3rd
HOU 65
LAC 83
 
3rd
OKC 78
NYK 48
 
3rd
IND 74
ORL 59
 
Half
SAN 61
SAC 51
 
2nd
DEN 46
PHO 29
 
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WMICH 21
NILL 31
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SMU 9
HOU 35
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IOWA 34
NEB 37
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SFLA 0
UCF 16
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MARS 66
WKENT 67
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KSU 27
AKR 24
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BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
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AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
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NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
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XAV 73
UTEP 77
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OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
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TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
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AKAN 51
MIZST 55
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BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
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PROV 72
YALE 66
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UGA 62
MINN 66
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WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
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PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
 
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
Final
PETE 66
TENST 58
 
2nd
MARS 55
CLST 63
 
2nd
JST 52
HOF 80
 
2nd
INDST 49
MEM 56
 
2nd
UF 48
UNC 61
 
2nd
LATU 64
SAMF 43
 
2nd
TULA 67
SELA 57
 
2nd
NEB 70
TENNM 60
 
2nd
MISS 43
CREI 47
 
2nd
PORT 45
MURST 44
 
1st
MARQ 28
MSU 31
 
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ARK 34
UNT 36
 
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NCOL 39
STET 22
 
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IND 40
UNCG 27
 
Half
SJST 21
WMICH 36
 
1st
MNTST 49
TXARL 32
 
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UVA 6
LAS 0
 
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STLU 5
MSST 13
 
1st
COLST 9
PAC 1
 
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UTAH
NDAK
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ILL
BAY
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UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
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PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
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WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
1st OT
NJD 4
DET 4
 
Final
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
Final
BOS 2
WIN 1
 
3rd
FLA 3
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
STL 1
EDM 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
MIN 2