St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 8-7

CINCINNATI - It required 401 pitches, including six that were hit out of the bandbox by the Ohio called Great American Ball Park.

The visiting Cardinals finished with one available pitcher because they used seven arms to get the final 12 outs.

Cincinnati overcame three deficits, the third with a two-out, ninth-inning pinch-hit home run from pitcher Micah Owings.

Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin walked into Sunday's eighth inning unscored upon this season, with four ...

CINCINNATI - The Cardinals' most important development Sunday might have taken place in their clubhouse rather than on the field during a 10-inning, 8-7 win over the Reds.

Pulled after six innings from another high pitch count start, Adam Wainwright spoke optimistically about detecting a flaw in his delivery. The bug has compromised his command and forced him to expend disproportionate effort in his six starts.

Teammate Chris Carpenter sat with Wainwright during Sund...