85
      Tuesday
      85 / 69
      Wednesday
      82 / 63
      Thursday
      77 / 55

      Cards blast Reds


      CINCINNATI (AP) -- David Freese set the tone with a bases-loaded double in the first inning, and Daniel Descalso hit two of the Cardinals' three homers on Friday night as St. Louis pulled away to a 13-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.


      The Cardinals have emerged from a deep hitting slump by scoring 13 runs in each of their last two games. It's the first time this season they've had double-digit run totals in consecutive games.


      Shelby Miller (11-7) limited Cincinnati's slumping offense to two singles over the first five innings before Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the sixth.


      Bronson Arroyo (9-9) matched his season high by giving up seven runs in only 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

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