St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 4-1

The Cincinnati Reds vs.

the St. Louis Cardinals: game on.

And it's right on time. The NL Central needs a fresh-popping rivalry, something to stimulate the blood and get the temperatures rising even higher this summer in two hot and humid river towns.

The Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have a precious historical rivalry, a courteous custom between two friendly fan bases that will last forever. But the Cubs-Cardinals games are mostly entertainment for the party and frequen...