Chris Carpenter got plenty of run support on Sunday the Cardinals won 10-1 over the Reds in the third game of their series at Great American Ball Park. Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Ryan Franklin were all named to the National League All-Star team after the game started.
Colby Rasmus hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Yadier Molina and Carpenter each signed home a run in the fourth, and the Redbirds added four runs in the fifth thanks to a two run throwing error by Reds third baseman Edwin Encarnacion and two sacrifice flies.
Carpenter allowed five hits and one walk while striking out five as his ERA fell to 2.32.