Castellanos Hits Grand Slam, Reds Split With Cards

By The Associated Press


CINCINNATI – Nick Castellanos drove in six runs with a grand slam and a two-run shot in the first two innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 to split a doubleheader.

Cincinnati rocked starter J.A. Happ and regained a half-game lead over San Diego for second in the NL wild-card race. St. Louis slipped into a tie for fourth with Philadelphia. Paul Goldschmidt gave St. Louis the lead with his second homer of the game as the Cardinals won the opener, 5-4.

The Cardinals trailed 4-3 before Goldschmidt drove his third homer of the series into the last section of seats in deep right-center field.

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