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Reds erase early 4-run deficit, beat Cardinals 9-8

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Zack Cozart and Jay Bruce had two RBIs apiece for the Cincinnati Reds, who erased an early four-run deficit against St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright in a 9-8 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Stephen Piscotty had four RBIs for St. Louis, and his three-run homer made it 4-0 in the second.

J.J. Hoover allowed a two-run homer to Brandon Moss before finishing for his first save.

Wainwright (0-2) retired his first eight before Reds starter Brandon Finnegan (1-0) singled with two outs in the third. The two-time 20-game winner was charged with seven runs in 5 1/3 innings and has struggled mightily with an 8.27 ERA after missing most of 2015 with a torn left Achilles.

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