Cardinals Start Season 2-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Scott Feldman allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat St. Louis 8-0 Sunday to take two of three from the Cardinals.
Adam Duvall had three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs for the Reds, who have won just five of their last 40 series at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis went 2-4 on its opening homestand and heads on a six-game trip to Washington and the New York Yankees.
Carlos Martinez (0-1) gave up six runs — five earned — and six hits — in five-plus innings. He hit two batters, walked one and threw a wild pitch.
Duvall homered in the second, the first run off Martinez this season after 8 1/3 scoreless innings.
Zack Cozart tripled in a run in the fifth, and the Reds chased Martinez in the sixth as the Cardinals made three errors, including two on one play by third baseman Jhonny Peralta.
Martinez hit Jose Peraza with a pitch, threw a wild pitch and walked Joey Votto. Duvall singled for a 3-0 lead and Peralta allowed Eugenio Suarez’s grounder to bounce off his glove, then throw the ball into right field for a double error as Votto scored.
Scott Schebler hit an RBI double off Brett Cecil, and a second run scored when right fielder Randal Grichuk fumbled the ball for an error as he tried to throw.
Votto homered leading off the ninth.