Hunter Greene was absolutely electric in his return to the Reds rotation. He shut down the Cardinals down for six innings, striking out eleven batters without allowing a walk.
The Reds got off to a 4-1 lead in the top of the 5th, but that was short-lived. Albert Pujols hit career home run #698 in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game at 4. The Reds would take the lead back in the top of the 7th on a Kyle Farmer solo home run, but the Cardinals scored two runs right back in the bottom of the 7th on a poorly hit double from Nolan Arenado. That would prove to be the final score in a 6-5 defeat for the Reds.
After a 3-2 win on Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds look to take another game from the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at Busch Stadium.
The Cincinnati Reds are calling up infielder Spencer Steer and right-handed reliever Fernando Cruz from Triple-A for their September call ups.