St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 4-3

CINCINNATI • The Cardinals ran smack into a scalding Cincinnati Reds team Friday night.

The Reds crashed headlong into Jaime Garcia.

Advantage: Cardinals.

A 23-year-old lefthander projected this spring as adding depth to a veteran rotation continued his powerful season-long statement at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. In 6 1/3 innings, Garcia parlayed a pair of early two-run home runs by first baseman Albert Pujols and right fielder Ryan Ludwick into a 4-3 ...