The Cardinals came back from two, two-run deficits to force extra innings and claim a 11-4 win Sunday night at Cincinnati after Matt Holliday’s grand slam highlighted a seven-run inning. The Cardinals won their first extra-inning game of the season.
Reds reliever J.J. Hoover walked Allen Craig to lead off the 10th. With one out, David Freese singled with Craig advancing to second. That extended his career-best hitting streak to 19 games.
Daniel Descalso followed with his RBI double off the left field wall. Matt Carpenter added two more runs with a bases-loaded single. After Carlos Beltran reached base to load them up again, Holliday hit a 464-foot shot into the left field seats off Curtis Partch, who was making his major league debut.
Down 4-2 in the seventh, the Cardinals rallied to tie the game off Jefferson City, MO. native Sam LeCure, who gave up a lead off single to Jon Jay, a double to Matt Adams and a single to Carpenter before being lifted.
The Cardinals rallied in the fourth off Bronson Arroyo when Beltran hit a lead off homer and Yadier Molina drove in Matt Holliday.
Lance Lynn was charged with all four runs in six innings. Trevor Rosenthal pitched two scoreless innings for the win.