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The Cincinnati Reds homered four times and logged 22 hits Monday as they completely embarrassed the St. Louis Cardinals, 15-2.

Starting pitchers Jaime GarcĂ­a was pulled after one inning of work in which he allowed two runs and four hits. GarcĂ­a gave up two solo jacks to Joey Votto and Adam Duvall; he was replaced by Michael Wacha, who was even worse. Wacha bled seven earned runs over nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. Luke Weaver relieved him and surrendered five runs in 2/3 of an inning.


St. Louis needed seven pitchers to get through the game; only three of them had scoreless appearances.

Cincinnati’s lineup was on fire. Duvall and Brandon Phillips each had four hits. Reds outfielder Steve Selsky went a perfect 5-for-5 with four RBI.

“You never want to be embarrassed and that’s an embarrassing loss,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after the game.

The Cardinals are 81-75 and 33-42 at home. The team hadn’t lost 75 or more regular-season games since 2010. There’s always the next game!