Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Francisco Cordero (R) is congratulated by catcher Ryan Hanigan after getting the third out and the win as the Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Joey Votto backed Bronson Arroyo's 7 2/3 shutout innings with four hits, including a two-run homer, and Cincinnati pounded Philadelphia 10-0 Saturday.
Chris Heisey hit a two-run home run Thursday that proved to be the difference in a 5-4 Cincinnati Reds' victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Scott Rolen's 10th-inning error allowed the go-ahead run to score Tuesday and San Francisco avoided playoff elimination with a 2-1 win over Cincinnati.
Bronson Arroyo dominated the Giants on one hit over seven innings Sunday and Cincinnati grabbed a commanding playoff lead with a 9-0 rout of San Francisco.
Jamie Garcia tossed 6 2/3 efficient innings Monday and the St. Louis Cardinals moved to the brink of a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over Cincinnati.
Henry Rodriguez capped a five-run rally with a double and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Thursday to become the first team to reach the playoffs.
Todd Frazier and Ryan Hanigan had two RBI apiece in Cincinnati's 5-2 road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Johnny Cueto won his fifth consecutive start and the Reds' offense had a six-run inning Thursday in Cincinnati's 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres.
Jason Kubel hit two homers to account for three runs Wednesday and led the Arizona Diamondbacks past Cincinnati 7-1.
An infield single by Ryan Hanigan drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Friday and the Cincinnati Reds went on to down St. Louis 5-3.