Cardinals 5, Reds 2
Aaron Harang got hit around in the second and third like you don't see him get hit around. Seven hits and three runs in the two innings.
That was the ballgame. The Reds did nothing offensively after the second. Tough loss. Could have won the series. Could have took a little momentum into the off day.
Harang's line: 6 innings, seven hits, three runs, three walks, four strikeouts.
He left with the Reds down 3-2. Kent Mercker gave up two runs in the seventh.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his seventh home run -- a shot down the line that just got over the wall -- in the seconf. Ryan Freel drove in the other run with infield single in that inning. Joey Votto had doubled and moved up on Harang's groundout.
Seven home runs in April is a 42 home run pace.