Heading into last night, the Cincinnati Reds were 12 games over .500 but still trailed the St. Louis Cardinals by three games. Starting a three game series, the Reds had the opportunity to sweep the Cardinals and sit atop the NL Central, but St. Louis had other plans.
St. Louis collected a total of 16 hits including seven doubles in a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
"Right now we just have to keep going and keep fighting," Reds third baseman Todd Frazier said. "At the same time, it's one game. We have to try and win the series. What are you going to do? It was ugly. At the same time, we can learn from everything."
"They've got a great lineup," Leake said. "You can't take a break against any of them. You have to keep going after them and challenge them. You can't pitch timid against them or they will make you pay."