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Molina has 4 hits in Cardinals win over Reds


Puerto Rican Yadier Molina hits an RBI single for the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in St. Louis.


Puerto Rican Yadier Molina had four hits and top prospect Dylan Carlson hit the first home run of his career to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Sunday.

Harrison Bader also homered for St. Louis, which won three of four games in the series. Molina, Carlson and Bader finished with two RBIs each.

The Cardinals scored the final six runs after Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run home run in the first inning for the Reds.

Bader hit a two-run home run in the second inning after he also homered in Saturday’s 3-0 victory. Molina gave St. Louis the lead for good with a single off Tyler Mahle (0-1) in the third inning.

It was Molina’s first four-hitter game against Cincinnati and the 19th of his career. He needs to drive one more run to tie Joe Medwick (923) for eighth place in Cardinals history.

The Dominican Genesis Cabrera (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings to take the win.

Mahle was replaced after three innings. He gave up five hits, struck out five and walked two.

For the Cardinals, Puerto Rican Molina 5-4 with scored and two RBIs.

For the Reds, the Venezuelans Suarez 4-1 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Freddy Galvis 3-0.