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.
Justin Dunn allowed a home run to the second batter he faced, making his first start in 14 months in the big leagues. Dunn was able to settle in, and work through 4.2 innings on a strict pitch count limit. The Reds offense could not find a way to get much going on the evening. Even worse, the Reds lost both Jonathan India and Mike Moustakas to injuries in the fourth inning.
Robert Dugger replaced the departed rotation spot of Tyler Mahle, and his first start back with the big league club did not go well. Dugger allowed a pair of home runs and four walks in just four innings. The Reds offense struggled for a fifth straight game as they lost players at the trade deadline. The Reds have scored just 9 runs over the last 5 games.
The twenty-two year old phenom Hunter Greene gave the Cincinnati Reds six brilliant innings, allowing just one run with 9 strikeouts. Nick Senzel delivered his first career walkoff hit in the 10th inning to give the Reds their fourth walkoff win since Sunday. The Reds have clinched their first series win at home since the end of May.