The Cardinals scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to rally for a 2-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Jhonny Peralta singled in the tying run in the frame, while Stephen Piscotty’s RBI double put the Redbirds ahead.
It was the 33rd RBI in 55 major league games for Piscotty, who was called up July 21 from Triple-A Memphis. It was the third time this month that Piscotty got the big hit that has helped the Cardinals maintain their National League Central lead through a losing September.
Jonathan Broxton picked up the win in relief. Starter Jaime Garcia pitched seven innings, yielding five hits and a run with two walks and five strikeouts.
Trevor Rosenthal closed it out for his 47th save to tie the team’s single-season mark. Lee Smith established the record in 1991, and Jason Isringhausen tied it in 2004.
St. Louis remains four games ahead of the Pirates in the NL Central