Reds Hold Off Cardinals

(Cincinnati, OH) — The Reds put up three runs in the first inning and held on for a 3-2 win to open up a three-game series against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. Jay Bruce and Marlon Byrd each had RBI doubles, and the frame was punctuated with an RBI single from Eugenio Suarez. Anthony DeSclafani evened up his record at 7-and-7, striking out nine over six innings of two-run ball. Aroldis Chapman put together a perfect ninth for his 23rd save. Cincinnati is 5-and-2 in its last seven.

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