The first pitch in the series finale between the Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds was delayed 3 hours, 42 minutes because of rain. When they finally took the field, the Reds jumped on Lance Lynn, but the Cardinals rallied and held on for a 7-6 win.
Lynn (1-0) gave up a Jay Bruce two-run homer and Todd Frazier’s solo shot in the first inning, but managed to keep the Reds off the board for the rest of his five innings. Frazier added a three-run homer in the seventh that cut it to 7-6. Trevor Rosenthal got the last four outs for his second save.
Jhonny Peralta homered in the second off Homer Bailey and John Jay doubled to score Matt Adams, who went 3 for 5 with two doubles of his own.
The Cardinals added three in the seventh, when they loaded the bases on a pair of walks and Holliday’s single off the top of the wall. The ball went over Billy Hamilton’s glove and deflected to Bruce, who caught the ball. The umpires correctly ruled that it a hit off the top of the wall, and a 2-minute, 8-second review initiated by the umps upheld the call. They wanted to make sure the ball hadn’t cleared the wall. Allen Craig and Yadier Molina followed with RBI singles as St. Louis pulled ahead 7-3.