Mike Leake gave up seven runs in his five innings as the Cardinals dropped their series with the Reds in a 7-0 final, Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati. Brandon Phillips finished with three hits and scored three runs, while catcher Ramon Cabrera drove in three.
The Cardinals were held to just four hits for the game. Former Royal Brandon Finnegan picked up the win allowing just one hit over six innings.
The Cardinals came into this series having won 18 of the past 22 series against the Reds. In the last 11 series at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati has won only three.