ST. LOUIS (AP) - Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
St. Louis has won six of its last seven, including the first two games of this three-game set. The first-place Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 against the third-place Reds and lead them by 4 ½ games in the NL Central.
Shin-soo Choo homered for Cincinnati, which lost for the fourth time in five games.
Kelly (6-3), who allowed one run on nine hits, improved to 6-0 in nine starts since rejoining the starting rotation on July 6.
Mat Latos (13-5), who gave up four runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.