Cincinnati Reds defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2

CINCINNATI - Baseball's first team to clinch may also be an offense in trouble.

Once again the NL Central champion Cardinals encountered "plus" pitching Tuesday night.

Once again, they were silenced in most disquieting manner while falling 7-2 to the Cincinnati Reds before a friends-and-family gathering of 12,026 at Great American Ball Park.

This time promising righthander Homer Bailey (7-5) administered an evening's thumping with seven lockdown innings. The Redbi...