Cardinal Comeback: St. Louis Slams Cincy in 10th Inning Victory

After a come-from-behind performance by the St. Louis Cardinals late in the ninth last night, the Cincinnati Reds went into the tenth inning tied at 4-4. But thanks to an impressive 7 run hitting streak by the Cardinal offense, the final score doesn’t look like a close game. In fact, it looks like a blowout.

Once the Cardinal bats started in the 10th, they could not be stopped. Third baseman David Freese and pitcher Matt Carpenter both extended their impressive hitting streaks, and off-the-bench utility player Daniel Descalso hit an RBI double off-the-wall. “These guys are never out of a ballgame,” said Red’s starting pitcher, Bronson Arroyo. “This team fights you - the whole lineup. Every guy in the lineup has a hitting streak.”

It only got worse for the Reds. Down 7-4 with Cardinal Matt Holliday up to bat, the Reds sent rookie Curtis Partch to perform his Major League debut and end the inning. With the bases loaded, Holliday launched a home run into the left field upper-deck for his first grand slam of the season. The Cards went on to win the game 11-4.

Welcome to the Major Leagues, Curtis Partch.


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