CINCINNATI — Austin Gomber was prepared to start out the underside of the seventh, nonetheless engaged on a no-hitter, when a siren sounded and lights began flashing. Nice American Ball Park’s fireplace alarm had malfunctioned. That was a brand new one for the St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie left-hander, who acquired an surprising 7-minute, 30-second break. “At first, I did not know what was happening,” Gomber stated. “I rotated and noticed every part was flashing.” Gomber misplaced his no-hitter and his shutout after the alarm was silenced within the seventh inning, however Dexter Fowler hit a two-run shot within the 11th on Tuesday evening, main the Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. For the second straight evening, a Cardinals rookie went deep into the sport with out permitting a success. Daniel Poncedeleon threw no-hit ball for seven innings in his main league debut on Monday, earlier than the Reds rallied in opposition to Bud Norris for a 2-1 win, that includes Eugenio Suarez’s homer. Poncedeleon urged Gomber to emulate him Tuesday, a problem that the left-hander laughed off. “I used to be speaking to Ponce and he was like, ‘Go do it,'” Gomber stated. “I used to be like, I am most likely not going to take a no-hitter into the seventh.” Joey Votto singled with one out for the Reds’ first hit, and Suarez adopted along with his 21st homer, ending the rookie’s debut as a starter. Gomber made 15 aid appearances this season earlier than the Cardinals despatched him to Triple-A to get in form to assist their depleted rotation. He threw 90 pitches in his first main league begin. Mired in a season-long stoop, Fowler linked off left-hander Amir Garrett (0-2) for less than his second homer whereas batting right-handed. Fowler is batting .179 general. “We have got to maintain him going and see that million-dollar smile once more,” interim supervisor Mike Shildt stated of Fowler. Sam Tuivailala (3-3) escaped a two-on risk within the 10th. Norris acquired his 19th save in 22 possibilities, one evening after he took a loss. Homer Bailey returned from his newest damage and gave considered one of his greatest performances of the season for the Reds, permitting a pair of runs and placing out a season-high eight batters in 6⅔ innings. Bailey had been sidelined since late Might by a sore proper knee. Bailey was so ineffective earlier than the damage that the Reds thought of transferring him to the bullpen. He is 1-7 in 13 begins this season. He known as his begin Tuesday encouraging. “I am going to return and have a look at it and see the errors I made and simply maintain plugging away,” Bailey stated. Jose Martinez singled dwelling a run within the fourth, and Yairo Munoz doubled dwelling one other within the seventh. ROTATION SWITCH The Cardinals optioned Poncedeleon to Triple-A Memphis, opening a roster spot for Gomber. IN THE INTERIM The Cardinals are 4-Four since Shildt turned interim supervisor. The Reds are 41-42 underneath interim supervisor Jim Riggleman. BREAKING BAD With runners on first and third and two outs within the third inning, Cincinnati’s Jose Peraza acquired caught wandering too far off first base and was trapped in a rundown. Catcher Curt Casali broke for the plate and was thrown out, ending the risk. FITTING TUNE The Reds performed “We Did not Begin The Hearth” in the course of the alarm delay within the seventh inning. STATS Fowler’s 12 profession homers in opposition to the Reds are his most in opposition to any opponent. … The Cardinals are 6-6 in further innings. The Reds are 5-7. … Votto’s single within the seventh snapped an Zero for 12 stoop that tied his season excessive. … Billy Hamilton ended an Zero for 18 stoop. TRAINER’S ROOM Cardinals: Carlos Martinez threw within the outfield, the newest step in his restoration from a strained proper indirect. He may return to the rotation subsequent week if his restoration continues on schedule. Reds: RH reliever Jackson Stephens went on the 10-day disabled record with torn cartilage in his proper knee, which started bothering him over the weekend. There aren’t any rapid plans for surgical procedure. … Second baseman Scooter Gennett was again within the lineup a day after sickness restricted him to pinch hitting. UP NEXT Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (4-4) makes his fourth profession begin in opposition to the Reds. He made the shortest begin of his profession final Sept. 19 at Nice American Ball Park, lasting solely two innings. Reds: Sal Romano (5-8) has confronted the Cardinals twice, with the Reds dropping each video games.
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