February 13, 2016

Freese homers again in Cardinals win

David Freese and the Cardinals are picking up right where they left off last October when the club won its 11th World Series title. Freese went 2 for 3, including his third homer of the season and drove in two runs as the Cardinals got past Cincinnati 3-1.

Freese is now hitting 12 of 27 for a .444 average and has three homers and 10 RBI in the first six games. Carlos Beltran also homered for the third time this season. Beltran gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead, homering off Reds starter Mike Leake in the top of the first. Freese’s homer was a two run shot that came in the sixth increasing the lead to 3-0 against Leake.

Meanwhile Kyle Lohse gave up a sac fly RBI to Joey Votto in the bottom of the sixth after Zack Cozart led off with a triple. It was Lohse’s only run allowed as he worked six innings, giving up four hits and a walk.

Mitchell Boggs pitched two innings and Jason Motte pitched the ninth for the save.