CINCINNATI (AP) - Carlos Beltran and David Freese homered again
on Tuesday night, and Kyle Lohse provided another stingy
performance, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over
the Cincinnati Reds.
The defending World Series champions are 5-1 for the first time
Beltran, counted on to help make up for the loss of Albert
Pujols, hit his third homer off Mike Leake (0-1). Freese, the World
Series MVP, added a two-run shot off Leake - also his third.
St. Louis came into the game leading the majors with nine
Lohse (2-0) has made impressive starts in Florida's summery
warmth and Cincinnati's April chill. The right-hander beat the
Marlins 4-1 last Wednesday. He gave up four hits and Joey Votto's
sacrifice fly in six innings on Tuesday.