8:15 PM ET, August 28, 2013
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
ST. LOUIS -- The Cincinnati Reds came out swinging early on Wednesday night.
"You never want to get swept, especially against these guys," Bailey said. "Who would have guessed we would have put up that many runs on (Adam) Wainwright?"
The Reds put this one out of reach a few hours after Brandon Phillips' expletive-filled tirade at a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter sparked by scrutiny of his .310 on-base percentage, and after manager Dusty Baker criticized his team for falling short while dropping four of five.
"Kind of like Dusty says, make sure you kick them when they're down," Bailey said.
The Cardinals lead the NL Central by a half-game over Pittsburgh after losing for the third time in 12 games, and the Reds are 3 1/2 games back.
Bailey capped a six-run first against Adam Wainwright (15-8) with the Reds' sixth hit and his first RBI of the season.
Bailey (9-10) allowed five hits in 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and is 4-0 in his past six starts. He won for the first time in six career decisions at Busch Stadium.
It was Bailey's first scoreless outing since throwing his second career no-hitter against the Giants on July 2.
"Usually, he's been our tough-luck guy, we haven't gotten him many runs," Baker said. "Pitcher has to pretend it's 0-0."
The poor start was out of character for Wainwright, who matched his career worst with nine runs allowed and lasted two innings for his shortest outing of the year.
"You'd like to say you had something to learn in every game," Wainwright said. "Today is just something I'm going to forget about.
"The next start, I'll be fine."
Wainwright had worked at least seven innings his previous eight starts and was coming off a complete game against the Braves.
But both he and manager Mike Matheny said that effort had no effect on what happened against the Reds.
"I mean, what can you say?" Wainwright said. "I pitched terrible and that's why we lost the game."
Baker said he removed Bailey after 117 pitches so he'd be fresh the next time out.
Bailey's next start will also against the Cardinals, this time at home.
"I knew we had a chance because Wainwright had gone 128 pitches the time before, so that's quite a strain on him," Baker said. "That's why I took Homer out. We didn't want to get him in that situation."
Phillips batted second for the first time since opening day. He singled his first two at-bats and struck out his next two trips while going 2 for 5.
Baker said Phillips was a "double leadoff man" and said he may leave Phillips in the second slot depending on the availability of Ryan Ludwick, who's coming off shoulder surgery.
Phillips singled and Joey Votto walked again to open the second, setting the table for Bruce's 26th homer on a 1-2 pitch. It's his third five-RBI game, one of them against the Cardinals in 2009.
Rookie Michael Wacha was a bright spot for St. Louis, following Wainwright with four scoreless innings and seven strikeouts. Matheny said he could get consideration for an open slot in the rotation.
"Any role they put me in, obviously I'm looking forward to it," Wacha said.
Shortstop Pete Kozma was among four substitutes in the sixth with the Reds still up 9-0, going to left field in his first appearance as an outfielder since July 28, 2007, when he played right field for Class A Gulf Coast.
Votto entered just 3 for 23 with one RBI and one walk against Wainwright. ...The Reds have won three of the past 11 in the series. ... Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, out all season with a nerve ailment, accompanied the team on its last trip to serve as a mentor after Matheny said he "realized he could bring value." Matheny was hopeful the pitcher would make the next trip, too.
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 28: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts to a call at first base against the...(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|St. Louis leads 11-8 (as of Wed 8/28)|
|Mon 4/8||CIN 13, @STL 4||Recap|
|Tue 4/9||@STL 5, CIN 1||Recap|
|Wed 4/10||@STL 10, CIN 0||Recap|
|Mon 4/29||CIN 2, @STL 1||Recap|
|Tue 4/30||@STL 2, CIN 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/1||@STL 4, CIN 2||Recap|
|Fri 6/7||STL 9, @CIN 2||Recap|
|Sat 6/8||@CIN 4, STL 2||Recap|
|Sun 6/9||STL 11, @CIN 4||Recap|
|Fri 8/2||STL 13, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Sat 8/3||@CIN 8, STL 3||Recap|
|Sun 8/4||STL 15, @CIN 2||Recap|
|Mon 8/26||@STL 8, CIN 6||Recap|
|Tue 8/27||@STL 6, CIN 1||Recap|
|» Wed 8/28||CIN 10, @STL 0||Box Score|
|Mon 9/2||@CIN 7, STL 2||Recap|
|Tue 9/3||@CIN 1, STL 0||Recap|
|Wed 9/4||STL 5, @CIN 4||Recap|
|Thu 9/5||@CIN 6, STL 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Reds | Cardinals|
|1st||J Bruce singled to center, S Choo and B Phillips scored, J Votto to second.||2||0|
|1st||R Ludwick doubled to deep left, J Votto scored, J Bruce to third.||3||0|
|1st||T Frazier grounded out to second, J Bruce scored, R Ludwick to third.||4||0|
|1st||R Ludwick scored, Z Cozart to second on wild pitch by A Wainwright.||5||0|
|1st||H Bailey singled to center, Z Cozart scored.||6||0|
|2nd||J Bruce homered to right (429 feet), B Phillips and J Votto scored.||9||0|
|9th||C Heisey homered to left (398 feet).||10||0|
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|Stadium||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO|
|Attendance||35,698 (81.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||96 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman|
From Elias: Adam Wainwright allowed 9 ER before recording 4 outs, becoming just the 3rd Cardinals SP in the last 100 seasons to do so. He is the 1st since Jason Marquis back in 2006.[+]
From Elias: The Reds scored at least 10 runs in a shutout in St. Louis for the first time in over 100 years.[+]
Reds Largest Shutouts at Cardinals - All-Time
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