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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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3rd
CAR 1
MIN 3
 
4th
CHA 97
TOR 81
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
7th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
4th
IND 87
CHI 78
 
4th
WAS 96
MIA 91
 
4th
ORL 108
SAC 105
 
4th
CHA 97
TOR 81
 
4th
PHI 66
UTA 77
 
3rd
ATL 65
CLE 66
 
Half
NOP 47
BOS 47
 
Half
HOU 54
DET 46
 
Half
MEM 43
LAL 46
 
Half
BRK 46
PHO 50
 
2nd
SAN 35
DEN 37
 
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GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
Final
KSU 79
AKR 77
 
2nd
BUF 76
BGU 75
 
Final
DART 75
BRO 69
 
Final
WMICH 74
CMICH 62
 
2nd
PENN 52
CLMB 46
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
Final
OU 69
ILLCH 72
 
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
2nd
BST 52
NILL 56
 
Final
EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
Final
NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
 
2nd
MURST 57
MORE 62
 
2nd
HARV 21
YALE 31
 
1st
DREX 15
COC 10
 
1st
CITA 20
FUR 29
 
1st
CCAR 13
UNCA 16
 
1st
USF 3
PAC 8
 
1st
BAY 0
TTU 0
 
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EKENT
BEL
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CLST
DET
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INDST
LOYC
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SCU
LMU
3rd
NJD 2
CLB 3
 
3rd
CAR 1
MIN 3
 
2nd Intermission
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
DET 2
CAL 3
 
1st
CHI 0
EDM 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
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