Wong's slam paces Cardinals' 4-1 win over Reds

5 years 2 months 4 days ago Monday, July 27 2015 Jul 27, 2015 Monday, July 27, 2015 10:04:00 PM CDT July 27, 2015 in Sports
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Monday night.

Wong connected on a 3-2 fastball from rookie Raisel Iglesias (1-3) with two outs in the fourth, putting St. Louis ahead 4-1. Wong's second career grand slam easily cleared the right- field wall, landing in the home bullpen.

The Cardinals have won six of seven, are a big league-best 64-35 record and lead the NL Central by 6 ½ games.

Lynn (8-5) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, improving to 7-3 against the Reds. He has won five of his last six decisions overall.

Trevor Rosenthal earned his 31st save in 33 chances after getting two days off.


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