St. Louis Cardinals news

TJ Friedl hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and Tommy Pham added a solo homer as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. Nolan Arenado and Juan Yepez homered for the Cardinals, who have lost four of six. Friedl broke a 4-4 tie with a long drive to right field and Albert Almora Jr. followed with a sacrifice fly. Pham homered against his former team in the eighth. The Reds have fashioned an 18-16 record after a dismal 3-23 start to the season. They failed to win any of their first eight series. Friedl has played in four games since being recalled from Triple-A Louisville on June 6 when Mike Moustakas went on the injured list. This is Friedl’s fourth stint with the big league team already this season. The Reds trailed 3-0 after Arenado hit his 11th homer of the season, a two-run drive in the third. Jeff Hoffman (1-0) picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Alexis Diaz posted his second save. Dakota Hudson (4-3) allowed six runs on nine hits over seven innings. He entered the game with a 6-0 lifetime record against Cincinnati. Pham pushed the lead to 7-4 with a homer off Johan Oviedo. Albert Pujols hit an RBI double in the St. Louis that made it 4-all. Yepez hit a two-run, two-out homer in the ninth. Diaz then struck out Pujols to end the game. Yepez matched a career high with three hits.  Albert Pujols appeared in his 1,738th game for the Cardinals tying him with Curt Flood for seventh all-time in franchise history. UP NEXT Cardinals: LHP Zack Thompson (0-0, 2.25) will make the first start of her career on tonight. He will face Pittsburgh RHP Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.26) in the first of a four-game series against the Pirates in St. Louis.