Zack Cozart shines as Cincinnati Reds defeat St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 - MLB Update

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Zack Cozart shines as Cincinnati Reds defeat St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 - MLB Update

Cincinnati Reds’ short-stop, Zack Cozart had a remarkable day with the bat as he hit one RBI including a solo homer and went 2-for-4 in the Reds’ 3-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati on July 17.
In the first inning, Ryan Theriot flied out to left-field, Colby Rasmus struck-out swinging and Albert Pujols grounded out to second base while Homer Bailey was pitching for the Reds. Similarly, the Reds’ batters also got out without any run as Drew Stubbs
singled to centre-field but Cozart popped out to second base and Brandon Phillips struck-out swinging.
Lance Berkman hit a solo homer (450 feet) towards centre-field to give the Cardinals their initial run and they were leading 1-0 at the end of second inning. The batters failed to connect the scoring shots from the third to the fifth inning of the game and
got out. At the bottom of the third inning, Ryan Hanigan was grounded out to third base and Bailey grounded out to short-stop position.
Bailey pitched just over seven innings for the Reds and permitted only one run on three hits with an ERA of 3.74. He walked three and was able to strike-out four batters on his 88 pitches. Bailey commented on his feelings and said, “I showed up at the ballpark
not feeling great, but we won so everything's great. Warming up before the game, I felt like I had nothing. I was all over the place. I was thinking I might not get past the second inning.”
In the fifth inning, David Freese lined out towards right-field but Tony Cruz got out to second base after having a single walk. The Reds scored their first run during the sixth inning to tie the game 1-1 when Cozart posted a single run and Joey Votto moved
to third base on the wild pitch of the Cardinals’ starter, Jaime Garcia.
Hanigan singled off centre-field and Miguel Cairo added one run to give the Reds a 2-1 lead at the bottom of the seventh inning. The Reds got a 3-1 lead when Cozart homered (383 feet) to left-field during the eighth inning. The Cardinals’ batters flied out
at the top of the ninth inning without scoring even a single run.
With this crucial victory, the Reds clinched the three-game series 2-1 at Cincinnati.



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