It's over: Cards 7, Reds 5
After a 49-miunte delay, it took Jason Isringhausen about two minutes to get the final two outs. It's over -- 7-5 Cards.
David Weathers gave up a run in the eighth to make it 7-5.
Ryan Freel got a run back in the eighth. Walked, stole second (his first steal since April 7), went to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.
Bullpen (Jon Coutlangus and Todd Coffey) gave up another run in the seventh to make it 6-4.
Kyle Lohse gave up a run in the sixth to give the Cardinals a 5-4 lead.
Lohse gave up five straight hits to start the fifth inning. That made it 4-3 and brought up Albert Pujols with bases loaded and no outs. Lohse got Pujols to hit into a 6-4-3 double play, but the tying run scored.
The Reds led this one 4-0 after three. Cardinal relievers have retired 11 straight since Randy Keisler left the game.
The Reds started the game banging away.
Alex Gonzalez tripled with one out in the first. He scored on Phillips' double. Phillips got thrown out trying to stretch the double into a triple. He was out here to there as Marty Brennaman might say. Not a smart play with one out.
Brandon Phillips went deep to straight-away center for the two-run shot in the third. David Ross hit one out in the second for his first home run of the year.
Lohse's streak of innings without an earned run ended at 20. He gave up a two-out RBI double to Chip Schumaker in the third. Pujols followed with a single to right. Josh Hamilton threw out Schumaker at home.
Former Red Keisler lasted 3 1/3 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits, walked none and struck out none.
Lohse went six innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits.