Happ (8-7) took the loss in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds, surrendering seven runs on eight hits and two walks over one-plus innings. He failed to strike out a batter.

After the Cards eked out a 5-4 win in the matinee, Happ got the call to try and give his team a sweep, but three of the first five batters he faced tagged him for extra-base hits including a two-run homer by Nick Castellanos, and things went downhill for the veteran lefty from there. The 38-year-old came into the game having allowed only seven earned runs through his first five starts for St. Louis, but this performance evoked memories of the ineffective pitcher who staggered to a 6.77 ERA through 19 outings with Minnesota to begin the year.

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