Cards Pound Reds in 7-2 Win

Young righty shelled in sixth major league start
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 11:02 PM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Troy Glaus slides in safe as Cincinnati Reds' Paul Bako waits for the ball in the second inning of a MLB baseball game Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in St. Louis.    (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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(Newser) – Joel Pineiro pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on rookie Johnny Cueto early in a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Troy Glaus and Rick Ankiel combined for four hits and five RBIs their first two at-bats for the Cardinals, who scored three runs in the first and four in the second.

Skip Schumaker tied his career best with four hits and Albert Pujols was 0-for-4 to end a nine-game hitting streak, but walked off Josh Fogg in the eighth and has reached base safely in all 28 games. Cueto (1-3) allowed seven runs, six earned, on eight hits in only 1 2-3 innings in his sixth career start.