ST. LOUIS (AP) – John Gant earned his first victory as a2018 by throwing six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Cincinnati Reds to their sixth , 2-0, on a rainy Saturday. Andrew Knizner, subbing for , and Nolan Arenado drove in a run. Dylan Carlson added three singles as St. Louis won a series for the .
After waiting for a rain delay of 2 hours, 20 minutes before throwing his first pitch, Gant (1-2) allowed just three hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth season start. It was Gant’s first time in 10 games. Wade Miley (2-2) gave up two runs on five hits in six innings.September 9, 2018, at Detroit. He had won 11 then. Genesis Cabrera pitched the seventh, and Giovanny Gallegos finished the three-hitter for his first save. The Reds lost for the eighth
Arenado hit an RBI single in the first.
The Cardinals added a run in the sixth when Knizner doubled off the left-field wall.
Reds CF Tyler Naquin turned 30 on Saturday.
Reds: INF Mike Moustakas, who hasn’t played since April 14, continues to recover from a non-COVID-19-related illness that has kept him on theretroactive on April 20. “I’ve had a viral infection,” Moustakas said. “I don’t want to get into too much detail. It wasn’t good, and I wasn’t feeling good at all. I couldn’t fight through it, so I got put on the IL. The , I’ve been feeling a lot better. The cure for me was just time.”
Moustakas, who is hitting .289, said he could return. He will be eligible to 27. Cardinals: Molina exited after batting in the fifth inning Friday because of soreness in his right foot. Molina had raised his batting average to .339 after he homered and doubled. “I talked to him. He may be the toughest man alive, and he said, ‘I can play.’ I’m not too worried about it,” .
Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (1-1, 6.05) will make his team-high fifth start of the season. He is six strikeouts shy of 600 for his career. He lost to St. Louis in thein Cincinnati.
Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (3-0, 3.80) had a no-decision oon his Cincinnati opening day. The Cardinals have won in his first four starts, averaging 11.
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