Adams homers, spurs Cardinals to 4-1 win over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) - Matt Adams delivered his first home run of the season and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Cincinnati Reds' season-opening winning streak at four with a 4-1 win on Saturday.
Kolten Wong drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina added ninth-inning run-scoring singles and Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning to get the win in his first appearance of the season.
Wacha (1-0) shook off Todd Frazier's first-inning home run to go 6 1-3 innings, allowing five hits and one run with a walk and two strikeouts. He stranded a runner in scoring position in each of his last four full innings.
The Reds left five runners in scoring position.
Trevor Rosenthal, the Cardinals' fifth relief pitcher, got the last five outs for his second save.