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  • 24 Apr
    ST. LOUIS -- Tyler Holt made his manager look smart Tuesday night.Holt, an inning after entering the game in a triple switch, doubled home the game-winning run as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4.Ive been searching for something like that for a long time, Holt said. To hit the ball flush like that is pretty encouraging.Holts double off Matt Bowman (1-4) broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth. He then scored from second on an infield hit by Billy Hamilton after Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter bobbled a barehanded attempt to get the speedy Hamilton at first.Holt runs the bases better than a lot of people I know, Hamilton said. He hustles . hes going to give you 100 percent every time hes on the field.Reds manager Bryan Price said Holts appearance was more of a necessity than a stroke of genius. Scott Scheblers calf started tightening up after getting hit by a pitch and second baseman Brandon Phillips was dealing with a tight quad making Holt and Ivan De Jesus substitutions a no-brainer.It just played out well, Price said. It was certainly no genius; it was just some good fortune.Adam Duvalls two-run single in the third broke a career high 0-for-18 skid and gave the Reds a 2-1 lead.Joey Votto had two hits, an RBI and a walk and has hit safely in 18 of his last 19 games.Reds lefty Brandon Finnegan struck out five, but walked six in six innings. Michael Lorenzen (2-0) gave up a run in two innings of relief and Raisel Iglesias picked up his first major league save.Weve had a lot of beer showers at the end of a win with guys getting their first hit or their first save or their first win, Price said. And thats the fun part of youth.Yadier Molinas solo home run in the second inning broke a career-high 13-inning scoreless streak for Finnegan. It also extended Molinas streak for reaching base safely to 22 games.Matt Hollidays solo homer in the fifth tied the game 3-3.Had a couple opportunities to get big hits to so it was just one of those nights where they outlasted us and we gave up a little on the back side which is pretty atypical for us, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake failed to record a clean frame in six innings, surrendering a season-high four walks. Still, the three runs allowed were a much better showing than his two previous starts against his former club when he gave up six and seven runs, respectively.DAZZLING DEBUTHighly touted prospect Alex Reyes made his Cardinals debut in the ninth. The right-handers fastball topped out at 101 mph twice in a perfect frame that included a strikeout of Duvall.It was electric, Price said. Theyve got another good one.RUN BILLY RUNHamilton stole three bases and he has nine steals in his past three games. He has more stolen bases (48) than the Reds have wins (46).My main job is getting on base, Hamilton said. I got picked off today and a bunch of guys would have shut it down after that. Thats something I feel comfortable in. Im going to come out next time and get you.PARKING ISSUESThe Cardinals closed their locker room for about 10 minutes to discuss temporary parking arrangements in preparation for the Paul McCartney concert Saturday at Busch Stadium.TRAINERS ROOMReds: RHP Alfredo Simon (right trapezius) and RHP A.J. Morris (strained right shoulder) will continue their rehab assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Louisville. Simon is scheduled to pitch two innings and Morris one.Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (strained right shoulder) was placed on the DL and Reyes was promoted from Triple-A Memphis.UP NEXTReds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (6-0, 2.94 ERA) is coming off a no-decision against Pittsburgh in which he gave up two runs in six innings. Last season, he became the first Reds rookie since Ewell Blackwell in 1946 to face St. Louis in consecutive starts and win them both.Cardinals: LHP Jaime Garcia (8-8, 4.04) is coming off eight shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Atlanta. He drove in the lone run of that game with a single and allowed just three hits. Cheap Nike Dunk Shoes Authentic . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Cheap Nike Dunk Shoes China . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Nike Dunk Shoes China . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. Wholesale Nike Dunk Shoes Online . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. SARASOTA, Fla. -- Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said he has been so focused on the teams upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he hasnt had time to admire the scenery around the teams waterfront hotel.I looked outside this morning and realized there was actually water close by, Del Rio said. It only took me three days to realize that.Del Rio said that outside of the location there hasnt been much change in the preparation for the Raiders (5-2) this week. The team is practicing on the campus of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.Were just going about our business, Del Rio said. This happens to be a beautiful city but the works the same. Put the last game behind you and get ready for the next. Understand what they like, what theyre good at, their strengths; things like that. I think its very normal in terms of preparation and how were going about our business.Wide receiver Michael Crabtree said he was very impressed with the facilities at IMG and when he was asked to compare it to the Raiders facility in Alameda, California, he said that its coming along, but IMG is IMG.Ive never seen nothing like that, Crabtree added. Its pretty nice. I just dont know when those guys go to school. It seems like its sports year-round.Quarterback Derek Carr said he has taken a little more time than his coach to appreciate the sunny weatherr and palm trees but otherwise hes been focusing on the Bucs secondary, most notably cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves III.ddddddddddddCarr said that Grimes natural athleticism makes him a tough challenge.Grimes is pound-for-pound one of the best athletes in this league and its not even close, Carr said. He can jump out of the gym. He can stop on a dime. It makes it real tough to play against him. I remember playing against him when he was at Miami.Carr said he is also impressed with Hargreaves and said its easy to see why the Buccaneers selected him with the No. 10 pick in the 2016 NFL draft.You see why hes a first-round pick, you see why he went to Florida and why he was a high school All-American, Carr said. You can see all of those things. Hes a really good player.Another player familiar with Hargreaves is wide receiver Amari Cooper. The two matched up against each other on Sept. 20, 2014, when the Alabama Crimson Tide played the Florida Gators. Cooper had 10 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide to 42-21 win.I remember him from college, Cooper said. So it will be cool to play him again.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: ' ' '