Encarnacion Leads Reds Over Cards

Third baseman does it with bat and glove in victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 11:29 PM CDT
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, left, forces out St. Louis Cardinals' Troy Glaus at second during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, April 28, 2008, in St. Louis.    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – Edwin Encarnacion had a pair of RBI doubles and made a standout play at third base in the seventh inning to preserve a one-run lead in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Bronson Arroyo (1-3) worked six solid innings for the Reds, who won their first series opener after losing the first nine.

Adam Dunn and Brandon Phillips had an RBI apiece to help Cincinnati win three in a row for the first time this season and even its record at 3-3 since Walt Jocketty became general manager. Rick Ankiel hit his fifth home run for the Cardinals, for whom Jocketty served as GM the previous 13 seasons before getting fired last October.