Gant sharp for 6 innings, Cards send Reds to 6th loss in row

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Gant made his very first triumph as a starter because 2018 by tossing 6 strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals sent out the Cincinnati Reds to their 6th straight loss, 2-0 on a rainy Saturday.

Andrew Knizner, subbing for hurt catcher Yadier Molina, and Nolan Arenado each drove in a run. Dylan Carlson included 3 songs as St. Louis won a series for simply the 2nd time this season.

After suffering a rain hold-up of 2 hours, 20 minutes prior to tossing his very first pitch, Gant (1-2) enabled simply 3 hits. He set out 5 and strolled 2 in his 4th start of the season.

It was Gant’s very first win as a beginning pitcher because Sept. 9, 2018, at Detroit. He had actually won 11 video games in relief ever since.

Genesis Cabrera pitched the seventh, and Giovanny Gallegos ended up the three-hitter for his very first conserve.

The Reds lost for the 8th time in 10 video games. Wade Miley (2-2) quit 2 operate on 5 hits in 6 innings.

Arenado struck an RBI single in the very first.

The Cardinals included a run in the 6th when Knizner doubled off the left-field wall.

PLEASED BIRTHDAY

Reds CF Tyler Naquin turned 30 on Saturday.

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR’S SPACE

Reds: INF Mike Moustakas, who hasn’t played because April 14, continues to recuperate from a non-COVID-19-related health problem that has actually kept him on the 10-day hurt list retroactive on April 20. “I’ve had a viral infection,” Moustakas stated. “I don’t want to get into too much detail. It was bad and I wasn’t feeling good at all. I wasn’t able to fight through it so I got put on the IL. Last couple of days, I’ve been feeling a lot better. The cure for me was just time.”

Moustakas, who is striking .289, stated he might return next week. He will be qualified to return from the IL on April 27.

Cardinals: Molina left after batting in the 5th inning Friday since of discomfort in his ideal foot. Molina had actually raised his batting average to .339 after he homered and doubled. “I talked to him. He may be the toughest man alive and he said ‘I can play.’ I’m not too worried about it,” supervisor Mike Shildt stated prior to the video game.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (1-1, 6.05) will make his team-high 5th start of the season. He lost to St. Louis in season opener in Cincinnati. He is 6 strikeouts shy of 600 for his profession.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (3-0, 3.80) had a no-decision in his opening day begin at Cincinnati. The Cardinals have actually won in each of his very first 4 starts this season, balancing 11 runs per video game.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.