The St. Louis Cardinals scored 4 runs in the 5 th inning and 5 runs in the 6 th inning as they routed the Cincinnati Reds 11-3 Saturday night at Busch Stadium. The win moves the Cardinals to the .500 mark, with a record of 66 wins and 66 losses.
Rick Ankiel, Yadier Molina, and Brendan Ryan each had 3 hits for the Resbirds. Ankiel, Molina, and Jim Edmonds each had 3 runs batted in. Molina belted his 6 th home run in the 2 nd inning.
St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (13-9) went 5 2/3 innings for the win, allowing 2 runs, 1 of them earned, on 6 hits. Cincinnati starter Phil Dumatrait (0-3) took the loss after giving up 5 earned runs on 7 hits in 4 2/3 innings.
The Cards go for the sweep on Sunday when they tangle with the Reds in the series finale. Braden Looper (11-10) goes to the mound for St. Louis against Cincinnati’s Bronson Arroyo (7-13).