1:10 PM ET, May 16, 2010
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI -- Moments after Jay Bruce caught a routine fly for the final out, the public address announcer called everyone's attention to the standings board behind the right-field seats, the one that was about to reflect a seismic shift in the NL Central.Finally, the Cardinals had been knocked off their perch.Scott Rolen homered and drove in three runs, and Bronson Arroyo pitched a complete game and drove in two more Sunday, leading the surging Cincinnati Reds to a 7-2 victory that ended St. Louis' long run as the division's top team.
• The Reds won for the seventh time in their last eight games, outscoring opponents 49-15 over that span to take the lead in the NL Central.
• Bronson Arroyo threw his first complete game of the season and improved to 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA over his last four starts.
• Reds pitchers as a whole have posted a 1.88 ERA over the last eight games.
• Scott Rolen hit his seventh homer after hitting 11 all of last season.
• For the Cardinals, Brad Penny (5 IP, 13 hits, 7 ER) fell one hit short of allowing his career high, while seeing his ERA rise from 1.70 to 2.73.
• Jason LaRue hit his first homer since Sept. 26 of last season as the Cardinals lost their ninth of 12 overall.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Rain fell off and on starting in the fifth inning. ... St. Louis returns home for a seven-game stand against Washington, Florida and the Angels. ... The Reds complete their homestand with two games against Milwaukee. ... The Reds went 13 games without an error in 1997. Cincinnati leads the NL in fielding percentage.
CINCINNATI - MAY 16: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a single during the game against the St....(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|St. Louis leads 12-6 (as of Sun 5/16)|
|Mon 4/5||STL 11, @CIN 6||Recap|
|Wed 4/7||STL 6, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Thu 4/8||@CIN 2, STL 1||Recap|
|Fri 4/30||CIN 3, @STL 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/1||@STL 6, CIN 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/2||@STL 6, CIN 0||Recap|
|Fri 5/14||STL 4, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Sat 5/15||@CIN 4, STL 3||Recap|
|» Sun 5/16||@CIN 7, STL 2||Box Score|
|Mon 5/31||@STL 12, CIN 4||Recap|
|Tue 6/1||CIN 9, @STL 8||Recap|
|Wed 6/2||@STL 4, CIN 1||Recap|
|Mon 8/9||STL 7, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Tue 8/10||STL 8, @CIN 4||Recap|
|Wed 8/11||STL 6, @CIN 1||Recap|
|Fri 9/3||@STL 3, CIN 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/4||CIN 6, @STL 1||Recap|
|Sun 9/5||@STL 4, CIN 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Cardinals | Reds|
|1st||S Rolen homered to right (371 feet), O Cabrera scored.||0||2|
|3rd||S Rolen singled to shallow right, B Phillips scored, J Votto to third.||0||3|
|3rd||J Gomes hit sacrifice fly to right, J Votto scored.||0||4|
|5th||T Greene grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, S Schumaker scored, B Penny out at second, J LaRue to third.||1||4|
|5th||B Arroyo singled to right, J Bruce and J Gomes scored, R Hanigan to third.||1||6|
|5th||O Cabrera singled to left center, R Hanigan scored, B Arroyo to third.||1||7|
|7th||J LaRue homered to left (370 feet).||2||7|
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|Stadium||Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Attendance||26,712 (63.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||67 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Rob Drake|
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