ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead, three-run homer
to back Chris Carpenter's season-best 11 strikeouts, helping the
St. Louis Cardinals take two of three from NL Central-leading
Cincinnati with a 4-2 victory Sunday.
The Cardinals reduced the Reds' formidable lead to seven games
with 28 games to go. The two teams are not scheduled to play again
Homer Bailey (3-3) walked Albert Pujols intentionally in the
sixth inning before giving up Holliday's two-out shot on a 1-2
hanging breaking ball. Holliday fouled off two pitches before
hitting his 25th homer, topping last season's total and giving the
Cardinals a 4-2 lead.