Fowler and Gyorko homer as Cardinals beat Reds 7-5

DEXTER FOWLER AND JEDD GYORKO HOMERED AND YADIER MOLINA SHORT-CIRCUITED A RALLY WITH A BASES-LOADED PICKOFF TO LEAD THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TO A 7-5 WIN OVER THE CINCINNATI REDS ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

ST. LOUIS WON FOR THE NINTH TIME IN 11 GAMES AND MOVED ABOVE THE .500 MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WINNING ITS SEASON OPENER AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS. THE REDS HAVE LOST EIGHT OF NINE. 

LANCE LYNN (3-1) ALLOWED SIX HITS AND ONE RUN OVER SIX INNINGS TO RECORD HIS THIRD STRAIGHT WIN FOR ST. LOUIS. HE STRUCK OUT FIVE AND WALKED TWO.FOWLER HIT A TWO-RUN HOMER OFF TIM ADLEMAN (0-1) IN THE THIRD INNING TO BREAK A 1-1 TIE. 

GYORKO PUSHED THE LEAD TO A 4-1 WITH A SOLO BLAST IN THE SIXTH.MOLINA PICKED A STUNNED EUGENIO SUAREZ OFF THIRD BASE TO END THE SIXTH, WITH THE CARDINALS UP 3-1.SEUNG HWAN OH RETIRED FOUR BATTERS TO PICK UP HIS SIXTH SAVE IN SEVEN OPPORTUNITIES

.JOEY VOTTO HIT A TWO-RUN HOMER IN THE EIGHTH. SCOTT SCHEBLER HAD A SOLO SHOT IN THE SECOND TO GIVE THE REDS A 1-0 LEAD. SCOOTER GENNETT DOUBLED IN A PAIR OF RUNS IN THE EIGHTH.

MESORACO WENT 1 FOR 3 IN HIS FIRST GAME SINCE COMING OFF THE DISABLED LIST ON THURSDAY. HE MISSED THE START OF THE SEASON WITH SHOULDER AND HIP INJURIES.

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