Cincinnati Reds Shin-soo Choo jumps but can't grab the ball off the bat of Jon Jay in the fifth inning.     UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Cincinnati Reds Shin-soo Choo jumps but can’t grab the ball off the bat of Jon Jay in the fifth inning. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Jake Westbrook pitched a five-hit shutout and the St. Louis Cardinals backed him with four home runs Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium in a 10-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds.  Westbrook (1-1) threw his fourth career shutout, walking four and striking out three.

Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in a span of seven at-bats off Homer Bailey as the Cardinals took two of three from the NL Central champions. Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer on a four-hit day. Adams homered for the second straight game and added an RBI double and walk.

The Cardinals have won 25 of 28 series at home against the Reds in the last decade.