Munoz hitting, Gallegos relief lead Cards to win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Utility player Yairo Munoz wants his St. Louis manager to trust that he'll produce in any situation. He banked a lot of trust on Sunday.

Munoz celebrated a rare start with a home run and a triple to help the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1.

Munoz, making his 16th start among 55 games, also singled to finish with three of the six hits for the Cardinals, who improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break.

''I try to prepare myself to come into any situation that (manager Mike) Shildt puts me in,'' Munoz said through an interpreter. ''I try to have a good game, so he'll trust me more.''

His second homer of the season in the ninth, off Raisel Iglesias, gave St. Louis an insurance run.

''He takes the right approach,'' Shildt said. ''He's got the ability to change his approach during an at bat.''

The Reds avoided their ninth shutout loss of the season on Phillip Ervin's eighth-inning pinch-hit home run off Andrew Miller.

Just two Reds baserunners got as far as second base in the first four innings against Jack Flaherty, who was 0-3 over his last 10 starts since winning at Atlanta on May 14, before they loaded the bases with nobody out in the fifth.

Flaherty got Yasiel Puig to pop out, and Giovanny Gallegos (2-1) came on to fan Josh VanMeter and Scooter Gennett, the first two of four straight strikeouts.

''When I'm in the bullpen, I just try to be ready for any situation,'' Gallegos said. ''I just come in and try to throw strikes. I try not to think too much. I just try to make good pitches.''

''That was a tough spot,'' Shildt said. ''Then he goes out and has a big sixth, too.''

''You get in that situation, it's a competition,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''The Cardinals won that competition. It turned out that was the difference in the game.''

Carlos Martinez pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Anthony DeSclafani (5-5) struck out a career-high 11 and allowed just one earned run in six innings, but a shaky second was all the Cardinals needed.

Four different Cardinals stole bases while St. Louis was scoring two runs in the inning. Tyler O'Neill scored from third on Munoz's one-out bloop single to right over a drawn-in Cincinnati infield. Andrew Knizer walked and, after a double steal, Munoz scored an unearned run on Suarez's error of Harrison Bader's sharp one-hopper.

''Anthony pitched as well as he possibly could,'' Bell said. ''That inning cost him for sure.''

''I have to be more aware of the runners,'' said DeSclafani, who allowed four hits and no walks. ''That falls on me.''

CARDINAL MOVES

Following Saturday's game, the Cardinals optioned RHP Dominic Leone and RHP Ryan Helsley to Triple-A Memphis and replaced them on Sunday with INF Rangel Ravelo and LHP Tyler Webb.

THROWBACK NO. 9

The Reds on Sunday wore replicas of the uniforms worn by the 1961 National League champions, the ninth of the 15 throwback uniforms they are wearing this season to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of baseball's first all-professional team. The jerseys were sleeveless, and many players went without T-shirts underneath, including Derek Dietrich and Michael Lorenzen, who were spotted lifting weights in the dugout.

PUNCHOUT

Reds pitchers finished with a season-high 15 strikeouts, the most since they struck out 18 Brewers on May 30 of last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: OF Nick Senzel was expected to start on Sunday after pinch-running and playing defense on Saturay, but manager David Bell chose to have him avoid a full day in 90-degree weather and not risk the right hamstring that tightened on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: The Pirates roughed up RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0) for eight hits and four runs in 3 2/3 innings of a 6-5 St. Louis win on Wednesday.

Reds: RHP Sonny Gray (5-6) allowed four hits in eight shutout innings of a Cincinnati 3-0 win over Milwaukee on July 3.

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
STL51-47
020000001360
CIN44-53
000000010171
  • W: G. Gallegos (2-1)L: A. DeSclafani (5-5)S: C. Martinez (8)
  • HR: STL - Y. Munoz (2), CIN - P. Ervin (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Edman 2B40000034.262.287.488.775-1.5
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Goldschmidt 1B00000000.248.335.424.7590.0
D. Fowler RF40100020.245.344.403.7470.0
R. Ravelo 1B40000021.083.154.083.237-1.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. O'Neill LF41100021.301.327.495.8223.0
P. DeJong SS30000112.250.331.437.768-0.5
Y. Munoz 3B42321000.306.324.417.74114.0
A. Knizner C40100021.136.136.227.3642.0
H. Bader CF40000012.203.320.354.6741.5
J. Flaherty P20000022.179.233.286.519-1.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH00000100.274.347.417.7641.0
K. Wong 2B00000000.252.335.374.7090.0
  • a-walked for Gallegos in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker CF30100200.256.341.459.8004.0
J. Votto 1B50200032.258.347.393.7400.5
E. Suarez 3B30100021.251.332.504.8361.0
Y. Puig RF30000105.261.306.496.8021.0
J. VanMeter LF30000027.241.359.352.711-1.0
a- P. Ervin PH-LF11111000.347.413.583.9966.0
S. Gennett 2B30100023.163.200.186.3860.0
b- J. Iglesias PH-SS10000000.281.312.386.6970.0
J. Peraza SS-2B40000021.241.287.369.657-1.0
A. DeSclafani P20100011.161.161.161.3230.5
c- D. Dietrich PH10000010.216.351.535.887-0.5
L. Sims P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- N. Senzel PH10000000.272.335.469.8030.0
R. Lavarnway C40000012.375.4441.2501.694-0.5
  • a-homered for VanMeter in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Gennett in the 8th
  • c-struck out for DeSclafani in the 6th
  • d-grounded out for Iglesias in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - Y. Munoz
  • HR - Y. Munoz (2)
  • RBI - Y. Munoz 2 (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Edman 4 (4), P. DeJong
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Winker (14)
  • HR - P. Ervin (2)
  • RBI - P. Ervin (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, J. VanMeter 4 (4), S. Gennett 3 (3), R. Lavarnway 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. O'Neill, Y. Munoz (5), A. Knizner, H. Bader (6)
  • CS - P. DeJong (4)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Suarez (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty4.16002704.241.237.5
G. Gallegos (W, 2-1)1.20000402.310.7712.0
A. Miller (H, 15)1.11110213.861.262.0
J. Gant (H, 13)0.20000002.611.010.0
C. Martinez (S, 8)1.00001103.651.269.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty4.1
G. Gallegos (W, 2-1)1.2
A. Miller (H, 15)1.1
J. Gant (H, 13)0.2
C. Martinez (S, 8)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani (L, 5-5)6.042101104.121.2816.5
L. Sims1.01001103.720.931.5
J. Hughes1.00000102.951.013.5
R. Iglesias1.01111214.041.321.0
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani (L, 5-5)6.0
L. Sims1.0
J. Hughes1.0
R. Iglesias1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Flaherty (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 86-56, G. Gallegos 25-17, A. Miller 22-14, J. Gant 12-8, C. Martinez 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 2-4, A. Miller 1-1, J. Gant 2-0, C. Martinez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 22, G. Gallegos 5, A. Miller 5, J. Gant 2, C. Martinez 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 101-65, L. Sims 26-19, J. Hughes 16-10, R. Iglesias 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 4-4, L. Sims 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 23, L. Sims 5, J. Hughes 3, R. Iglesias 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
123456789RHE
STL51-47
020000001360
CIN44-53
000000010171
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Edman 2B40000034.262.287.488.775-1.5
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Goldschmidt 1B00000000.248.335.424.7590.0
D. Fowler RF40100020.245.344.403.7470.0
R. Ravelo 1B40000021.083.154.083.237-1.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. O'Neill LF41100021.301.327.495.8223.0
P. DeJong SS30000112.250.331.437.768-0.5
Y. Munoz 3B42321000.306.324.417.74114.0
A. Knizner C40100021.136.136.227.3642.0
H. Bader CF40000012.203.320.354.6741.5
J. Flaherty P20000022.179.233.286.519-1.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH00000100.274.347.417.7641.0
K. Wong 2B00000000.252.335.374.7090.0
Total33362121513-----
  • a-walked for Gallegos in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker CF30100200.256.341.459.8004.0
J. Votto 1B50200032.258.347.393.7400.5
E. Suarez 3B30100021.251.332.504.8361.0
Y. Puig RF30000105.261.306.496.8021.0
J. VanMeter LF30000027.241.359.352.711-1.0
a- P. Ervin PH-LF11111000.347.413.583.9966.0
S. Gennett 2B30100023.163.200.186.3860.0
b- J. Iglesias PH-SS10000000.281.312.386.6970.0
J. Peraza SS-2B40000021.241.287.369.657-1.0
A. DeSclafani P20100011.161.161.161.3230.5
c- D. Dietrich PH10000010.216.351.535.887-0.5
L. Sims P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- N. Senzel PH10000000.272.335.469.8030.0
R. Lavarnway C40000012.375.4441.2501.694-0.5
Total34171131422-----
  • a-homered for VanMeter in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Gennett in the 8th
  • c-struck out for DeSclafani in the 6th
  • d-grounded out for Iglesias in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - Y. Munoz
  • HR - Y. Munoz (2)
  • RBI - Y. Munoz 2 (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Edman 4 (4), P. DeJong
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Winker (14)
  • HR - P. Ervin (2)
  • RBI - P. Ervin (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, J. VanMeter 4 (4), S. Gennett 3 (3), R. Lavarnway 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. O'Neill, Y. Munoz (5), A. Knizner, H. Bader (6)
  • CS - P. DeJong (4)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Suarez (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty4.16002704.241.237.5
G. Gallegos (W, 2-1)1.20000402.310.7712.0
A. Miller (H, 15)1.11110213.861.262.0
J. Gant (H, 13)0.20000002.611.010.0
C. Martinez (S, 8)1.00001103.651.269.5
Total9.07113141---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty4.1
G. Gallegos (W, 2-1)1.2
A. Miller (H, 15)1.1
J. Gant (H, 13)0.2
C. Martinez (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani (L, 5-5)6.042101104.121.2816.5
L. Sims1.01001103.720.931.5
J. Hughes1.00000102.951.013.5
R. Iglesias1.01111214.041.321.0
Total9.06322151---
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani (L, 5-5)6.0
L. Sims1.0
J. Hughes1.0
R. Iglesias1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Flaherty (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 86-56, G. Gallegos 25-17, A. Miller 22-14, J. Gant 12-8, C. Martinez 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 2-4, A. Miller 1-1, J. Gant 2-0, C. Martinez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 22, G. Gallegos 5, A. Miller 5, J. Gant 2, C. Martinez 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 101-65, L. Sims 26-19, J. Hughes 16-10, R. Iglesias 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 4-4, L. Sims 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 23, L. Sims 5, J. Hughes 3, R. Iglesias 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Munoz homered to left31
  • 8TH INNING
    Ervin homered to left21
  • 2ND INNING
    Bader safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez fielding error, Munoz scored, Knizner to third20
    Munoz singled to shallow right, O'Neill scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved Jared Hughes
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
    • Y. Munoz: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, DeJong caught stealing second, catcher to second, Munoz homered to left
    • A. Knizner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Knizner struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Martinez relieved John Gant
    • Nick Senzel hit for Raisel Iglesias
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Senzel grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Lavarnway: Strike swinging, Lavarnway grounded out to second
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jared Hughes relieved Lucas Sims
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Fowler lined out to center
    • R. Ravelo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ravelo struck out swinging
    • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, O'Neill grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Miller Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Puig popped out to first
    • Phillip Ervin hit for Josh VanMeter
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ervin homered to left
    • Jose Iglesias hit for Scooter Gennett
    • John Gant pitching
    • Paul Goldschmidt at first base
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Lucas Sims pitching
    • Y. Munoz: Munoz tripled to left center
    • A. Knizner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Knizner grounded out to third
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Bader popped out to second
    • Jose Martinez hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
    • T. Edman: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Edman struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Andrew Miller pitching
    • Kolten Wong at second base
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Fowler singled to deep right center
    • R. Ravelo: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ravelo reached on fielder's choice to second, Fowler out at second
    • T. O'Neill: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, O'Neill struck out looking
    • P. DeJong: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Gallegos Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Anthony DeSclafani
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • R. Lavarnway: Strike looking, Ball, Lavarnway flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bader flied out to right
    • J. Flaherty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Flaherty struck out on foul tip
    • T. Edman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Edman fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker doubled to right center
    • J. Votto: Votto singled to left, Winker to third
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Suarez hit by pitch, Votto to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Puig popped out to second
    • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Jack Flaherty
    • J. VanMeter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong flied out to right
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Munoz flied out to right
    • A. Knizner: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Knizner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Gennett singled to right center
    • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
    • A. DeSclafani: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeSclafani struck out swinging
    • R. Lavarnway: Strike looking, Ball, Lavarnway grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • R. Ravelo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ravelo struck out swinging
    • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, O'Neill struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Winker grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike swinging, Votto singled to deep right center
    • E. Suarez: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Suarez singled to center, Votto to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig popped out to second
    • J. VanMeter: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • T. O'Neill: Ball, O'Neill singled to center
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, O'Neill stole second, Ball, Strike looking, DeJong grounded out to second, O'Neill to third
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Munoz singled to shallow right, O'Neill scored
    • A. Knizner: Pickoff attempt, Knizner singled to shallow center, Munoz to second
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Munoz stole third, Knizner to second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez fielding error, Munoz scored, Knizner to third
    • J. Flaherty: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bader stole second, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • T. Edman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Edman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Peraza flied out to shallow center
    • A. DeSclafani: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, DeSclafani singled to shallow center
    • R. Lavarnway: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Lavarnway struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Edman struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • R. Ravelo: Ravelo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked, Winker to second
    • J. VanMeter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, VanMeter lined out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)