Cincinnati Reds defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3

Starved for runs, the Cardinals had a swift lead and a fortuitous opportunity when the Cincinnati Reds had to absorb the sudden end to Edinson Volquez's start.

Volquez left his bullpen eight innings to cover, eight innings for the Cardinals to feast on a parade of relievers.

They barely took a nibble.

The Cardinals' small-bite offense followed them back home from the road and into a new month as five Reds relievers tamed them for a 5-3 victory Monday at Busch Stadium...