Miller Hit Batter, Walk, Wild Pitch Lifts Reds Over Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Miller loaded the bases with a hit batter, followed with a tying four-pitch walk, then threw a wild pitch that put Cincinnati ahead in a three-run seventh inning as the Reds kept up their slim playoff hopes with a 10-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis, second in the NL Central, dropped three games behind the division-leading Chicago Cubs with two weeks left. The fourth-place Reds are 20-26 and also trail Milwaukee. The Cardinals led 5-3 before Nick Castellanos’ RBI single in the sixth off Alex Reyes.

Cincinnati Reds’ Tyler Stephenson, left, scores on a wild pitch by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Andrew Miller, right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)