scheduled tribe. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals reliever Genesis Cabrera slammed the ball to the ground in frustration at being dropped from the game on Friday night, prompting a strong reaction from manager Oliver Marmol ahead of St. Louis’ 7-3 win over Cincinnati. red.
Cabrera was pulled after delivering consecutive hits to start the ninth inning. As Marmol approached the mound, he tossed the ball down, catching the rookie captain Cabrera and smashing him in the face.
“Your ego can’t get in the way of being a professional,” said Marmol. “I’ve known him for a long time. He’ll be fine. We have a good, experienced group that will address this. The kid is a competitor, he wants to be there. You can’t blame him for that.”
Veteran slugger Albert Pujols spoke to Cabrera as the pitcher sat on the bench. Standing in front of him, Pujol twice tapped Cabrera on the top of his hat before turning away.
All-Star reliever Ryan Helsley made his eighth save when he got Brandon Drury to fly into deep center field with loaded bases.
Nolan Gorman hit a tiebreaking homer for the Cardinals, and Brendan Donovan scored three. St. Louis halted their two-game skid and improved to 4-4 on a 10-game homestand, the longest of the season.
Cincinnati had won six of the seven and were returning for the first time this season after winning a series. The last-place Reds swept Tampa Bay at home and took two out of three on the road from the major league-leading New York Yankees.
Andre Palante (3-4) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings for his first win since 10 June. He scored five runs and scored three runs.
Gorman broke the 3-all tie by driving from fellow rookie Hunter Green (3-2). He was 2 of 24 in his last eight-plus games before taking off for his ninth homer of the year.
“I’ve changed things up a bit,” Gorman said. “I had nothing to lose in that batting. It felt really good to get a barrel up a ball and get it out. ,
Marmol was impressed by the way Gorman handled himself during the recession.
“No matter how he’s going, he’s the same guy, coming in every day, working hard,” said Marmol. “He’s still coming across in a really positive way.”
Corey Dickerson added an RBI single in the sixth.
Donovan, who had been slowed down by the flu, scored a two-run single in the seventh to make it 7-3. He also had a sacrificial fly in the past.
“I’m still looking for ways to grow and improve,” Donovan said. “But, I am happy with the way I am competing.”
Dylan Carlson walked three times and had an RBI double in the second.
Cincinnati scored twice on a single in the first innings by Kyle Farmer. Joy Voto’s RBI was single in third.
Green conceded four runs for five hits in five innings. He hit a six and scored three runs.
“Just a few pitches weren’t executed,” Green said. “It’s going to happen. That’s where they capitalized.”
The Cardinals will play 48 of their next 69 matches against teams that are currently losing records. St. Louis is 26-13 versus opponents under .500 this season.
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St. Louis converted his major league-high 104th double play to end the second inning.
Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle remains to throw at Cincinnati. He is expected to rejoin the team after his All-Star break. Mahle was placed on a 15-day injury list on 5 July due to a right shoulder strain.
Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson went on a 15-day IL with a neck strain. He allowed four runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings in Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Dodgers and is 6-6 with a 4.10 ERA. Marmol indicated that Hudson has been battling a neck problem in his last two starts. … OF/INF Juan Yepez was placed on the injured list for 10 days with a right arm strain. Yepez is .254 for 2 on Thursday with 11 home runs and 27 RBI.
Cincinnati LHP Nick Lodolo (2-2, 4.44 ERA) faces RHP Miles Mikolas (6-7, 2.62) in the middle game of the series on Saturday afternoon. Lodolo, the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft out of TCU, has not progressed beyond the sixth inning in his five starts this season. Mikolas has scored 12 home runs in 55 innings against the Reds.
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