The lucky cornrows finally gave Bronson Arroyo some luck. The Reds starting pitcher thought the locks were lucky in his last start against the Cardinals, but gave up three home runs and walked away without a victory. Arroyo decided to give them one more chance and gratefully so. His seven inning, one-run performance was enough to guide Cincinnati past the Cardinals 7-2, Wednesday.
The Reds scored all seven runs on five homers. Edwin Encarnacion hit two of them and drove in four RBI. Ken Griffey Jr. hit No. 560 of his career, placing him just three behind Reggie Jackson for 10th all-time. Rich Aurilia and Adam Dunn also homered for the Reds.
Redbirds starter Anthony Reyes only allowed four hits in the 3.1 innings he pitched, but three of them were homers including a three-run shot by Encarnacion.
Cincinnati climbed to within 1.5 games of the Cardinals for the division lead. The series finale is tonight.
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