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Aug 4, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) and third baseman David Freese (23) are congratulated by manager Mike Matheny (22) after scoring during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals blast Cincinnati Reds, 15-2

The St. Louis Cardinals really poured it on the Cincinnati Reds today, lighting them up in a 15-2 victory.

David Freese finished the game 3 for 4, hitting a double, a home run, collecting two RBI’s and scored three runs as the Cardinals blasted the Reds.

Freese’s five game hitting streak has pushed his batting average to .273, after he finished July going 2 for 23 over eight games. Freese’s slugging percentage of .395 sits below his career average of .431.

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman hit a two run home run off of Reds start Mike Leake, going 2 for 5 with two runs scored. Adams is hitting .287/.347/.489 over 68 games.

Lance Lynn struck out 11 batters, only allowing two runs over eight innings.

Lynn scattered four hits, walked two. The 11 strike outs are a season high and the most Lynn has recorded in an outing since June 13th of 2012 when he struck out 12 White Sox.

Lynn has just surrendered four runs over 21 innings, sitting with a record of 13-5, a ERA of 3.78.

Mike Leake walked two batters, struck out three. He was yanked at just 76 pitches as the Reds bullpen gave up eight runs over four innings. Leake dropped to 10-5 on the season with a 2.94 ERA.

Tags: David Freese Lance Lynn Mike Adams Mike Leake St. Louis Cardinals

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