The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a good start on a challenging road trip.
Looking to match a season high with their fifth straight win, the Cardinals hope Jaime Garcia can continue his success against the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
Allen Craig's three-run homer highlighted a six-run sixth inning that helped St. Louis (69-56) overcome a 5-2 deficit and snap a four-game skid versus Cincinnati with an 8-5 victory Friday.
"Without question, one of those character wins," manager Mike Matheny said. "It says a lot about this team. We'll have to be that kind of team the rest of the way."
It certainly was an ideal way for the Cardinals to open a 10-game trip that continues in Pittsburgh and ends at NL-leading Washington. The victory cut the Reds' division lead over St. Louis to six games, and the Cardinals own the second wild-card spot in the NL.
"A really big game for us to start the road trip against our top competitor and get a v...