Scooter Gennett hit four home runs , matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the
Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game — and perhaps the least likely. A scrappy second baseman who was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home runs in five seasons, including three this year.
The 27-year-old Gennett singled his first time up and then homered in four straight at-bats , including a grand slam . His 10 RBIs tied Cincinnati's club record.
Gennett snapped an 0-for-19 slump during the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday. He went 5 for 5 on Tuesday and raised his batting average 32 points to .302.
Since being picked up by the Reds late in
Gennett hit an RBI single and his second career slam off St. Louis starter
The last time? Also against Cincinnati in 2013.
Gennett's grand slam was the first Wainwright had allowed since 2012.
Eugenio Suarez's bases-loaded triple in the fourth ended Wainwright's outing. Gennett followed with his fifth homer of the season off John Gant, and then hit a solo shot off the right-hander.
Gennett got his second curtain call of the game after his two-run shot off John Brebbia in the eighth.
Tim Adleman (4-2) gave up one run — on
The Cardinals have dropped a season-high five straight and eight of their last 10.
The Reds have won three in a row against the Cardinals for the first time since 2015. They've taken nine of their last 14 against St. Louis.
Wainwright's streak of scoreless innings ended at 17 in the first.
Wainwright fell to 9-11 career against Cincinnati with a 5.01 ERA.
The Reds reinstated left-handed reliever
Cardinals: Rookie INF Paul DeJong made his first start at shortstop in place of Aledmys Diaz, who got a day off. DeJong has started eight games at second base, but played both positions in the minors.
Reds: RF Scott Schebler was out of the lineup for the third straight game with a sore left shoulder, but came in on defense after the Reds built their big lead.