Cardinals ride big 1st inning to 5-4 win over Reds

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) – Brandon Moss singled home a pair of runs during St. Louis’ four-run first inning, extending his season-long streak against the Reds, and the Cardinals held on for a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday night to even their series.

St. Louis sent nine batters to the plate against Cody Reed (0-6) in the first inning, with Moss and Greg Garcia each driving in a pair of runs with singles. Stephen Piscotty added a solo homer, the Cardinals’ fifth in two games.

Moss and Jhonny Peralta returned from the disabled list at the start of the series and have contributed as the teams split the first two games. Moss is 5 for 9 with three doubles and a homer.

For the season, he’s 12 of 28 (.429) against the Reds with three doubles and five homers.

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