(AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds are starting to show some improvement on the road, but manager Dusty Baker isn't close to fully pleased.
The St. Louis Cardinals certainly aren't thrilled with their recent efforts at the plate.
The Reds go for a third straight road win by trying to capitalize on the Cardinals' offensive shortcomings again Tuesday night.
Cincinnati (15-12) is 3-8 on the road, but the team followed Sunday's 5-2 win at Washington with a 2-1 victory over St. Louis in the opener of this three-game series.
The Reds have hit .254 in those two wins after mustering a .187 average during an eight-game road losing streak. Baker, though, is expecting more from the team that won the NL Central last year.
"We're far from satisfied," he said.
The Cardinals (14-11) surely feel the same, on the verge of their first four-game slide since Aug. 28-31.
They've been outscored 16-4 while batting .188 over the last three games. Their .154 average with runners in scoring position during t...