MLB: Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 4

Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:05 AM
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ST. LOUIS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Cincinnati's Justin Lehr gave up 11 hits over six innings but held the St. Louis Cardinals to one run in the Reds' 5-4 win Tuesday.

Lehr (2-0) lasted six-plus innings and got the win for the Reds, who had lost 16 of 20 games coming into the contest.

Laynce Nix had two RBI to lead the Reds and Chris Dickerson tripled and scored a run after coming off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day.

Albert Pujols hits his major league-leading 37th home run and Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 for St. Louis.

Mitchell Boggs (1-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits in six innings. Boggs was pressed into the starting slot when Todd Wellemeyer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an injured right elbow.

The Reds scored three runs in the first inning on Nix's two-run double and an RBI infield single by Jonny Gomes, and added another run in the second. Alex Gonzalez drove in the fifth Cincinnati run in the eighth.

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