Cardinals beat Reds 6-5 in 10 innings

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ST. LOUIS (AP)- Jhonny Peralta’s 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Jay Bruce homered, doubled and knocked in four runs for the Reds, giving him nine RBIs in four games. Brandon Phillips returned from left thumb surgery wearing a brace and was 0 for 4 with a walk.

Logan Ondrusek (3-3) entered with one out in the 10th and gave up consecutive singles to Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and Peralta. Ondrusek (strained right shoulder) was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day.

Peralta’s RBI single in the first was just his second in 32 at-bats against the Reds this season. He also doubled and scored the tying run on A.J. Pierzynski’s hit off Jumbo Diaz in the eighth.

Bruce doubled off Trevor Rosenthal to tie it in the ninth. Rosenthal was pulled after walking the bases full with one out on Sunday, and he has allowed four runs in 2 1-3 innings in his last three outings.

Seth Maness retired Zack Cozart on a foul pop with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth.

Bruce’s three-run homer, his 14th shot of the season, capped a four-run fifth against Justin Masterson for a 4-3 lead. Bruce also set a franchise record with his 890th game in right field, breaking the mark by Ival Goodman from 1935-42.

Pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso’s RBI double off Mike Leake tied it in the seventh.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: 2B Phillips played his fourth straight game, counting rehab games. “If he’s physically OK, he’s going to play a lot,” manager Bryan Price said.

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha, on the DL since mid-June with a shoulder injury, got positive reviews from his latest bullpen session Monday.

UP NEXT

Reds: Alfredo Simon (12-8, 3.28) makes his 14th appearance against the Cardinals and first start. He is 15-3 with a 2.70 in 18 career starts before the All-Star break and 0-5 with a 5.46 ERA in six starts after the break.

Cardinals: John Lackey (1-1, 6.18) makes his fourth start since coming from Boston in a trade deadline deal, and faces the Reds for just the second time in his career. He is 12-8 with a 3.19 overall and 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA against NL teams this year.

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Holliday, Billy Hamilton and Oscar Taveras made nice catches at the wall in left, center and right, respectively. … Actor and Cardinals super fan Jon Hamm, who grew up in suburban St. Louis, bounced a soft first pitch to Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. … Leake, who also doubled, has two homers and four RBIs this season.

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