The Reds improved to 4-0 after taking down the Cardinals on Friday night. They took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth on a Todd Frazier sacrifice fly. Aroldis Chapman set down the Cardinals with little trouble in the ninth inning to nail down the win for his second save of the season.
With the win, the Reds became the first team since 1912 to win each of their first four games in their final at-bat, Joel Luckhaupt pointed out on Twitter. Here’s how the first three went down:
- Game 1 vs. PIT: Todd Frazier clubs a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, Chapman gets the save for a 5-2 win
- Game 2 vs. PIT: Joey Votto hits a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th for a 5-4 win
- Game 3 vs. PIT: Frazier scores the winning run on Gregory Polanco’s error in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 win
In Friday’s game against the Cardinals, Votto continued to hit well, swatting a pair of two-run home runs. Billy Hamilton walked twice and stole his seventh base of the season, making him 7-for-7 on the season.