Cincinnati Reds

Reds look to clinch series win at St. Louis

The visiting Cincinnati Reds will try to continue their climb toward the National League playoff bracket when they face the St. Louis Cardinals again on Saturday.

The Reds (20-25) scored a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals (19-19) on Friday night in the opener of the three-game series at Busch Stadium.

He won his latest start while allowing three runs on five hits in five innings on Sunday, beating the host Chicago Cubs 7-3.

Moustakas was out of the starting lineup Friday due to a bruised foot he suffered while being hit by a pitch Thursday in Cincinnati’s 8-5 loss to the Cubs.

Reds right-handed reliever Tyler Thornburg was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a right elbow strain.

The Cardinals placed closer Giovanny Gallegos on the IL because of a groin muscle strain.

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