Cincinnati Reds defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1

CINCINNATI • For a brief moment before Thursday's start against the Cardinals, Cincinnati righthander Bronson Arroyo thought about tipping his brand new cap to the Cardinals' dugout and, specifically, pitching coach Dave Duncan.

"But I'm thinking, then I'm going to give up 10 runs," Arroyo said.

Rather than toy with karma, Arroyo just swallowed the sarcasm and toyed with the Cardinals. The pitcher at the epicenter of the glossy baseball flap held the Cardinals to one...