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Reds Drop Another to Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run for St. Louis, leading the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday for their fourth straight win.
Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs as the NL Central champion Cardinals kept winning  after a 3-3 start.
Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton left in the eighth inning after beating out an infield single.
Martinez (1-0) gave up one run on three hits, striking out four and walking two.
Trevor Rosenthal picked up his fourth save in as many opportunities. He struck out Joey Votto with two on to end the game.

Homer Bailey (0-1) surrendered five runs and nine hits over 5 2-3 innings. He made his first start after beginning the season on the disabled list while recovering from surgery on a torn flexor tendon.Reds Drop Another to Cards

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REDS-CUBS

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning, and Kris Bryant had three hits as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Schwarber sent a deep drive into the left-center field bleachers on a 3-2 pitch from Burke Badenhop (1-4). The blast scored Dexter Fowler, who had singled with two outs.

Bryant drove in two runs for Chicago, which had lost five of six but is still in good shape for its first playoff berth since 2008. The Cubs entered play Tuesday 5 1-2 games ahead of San Francisco for the NL's second wild card spot.

Hector Rondon picked up his 25th save in 29 tries. Fernando Rodney (6-5) allowed Eugenio Suarez's homer in the seventh that gave the Reds a short-lived 4-3 lead but won his first game since the Cubs acquired him from Seattle on Aug. 27.

INDIANS-BLUE JAYS

TORONTO (AP) -- Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night, snapping the Indians' winning streak at six games.

Yan Gomes hit two home runs and Michael Brantley also connected but it wasn't enough for the Indians.

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion went 0 for 2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, ending his career-high hitting streak at 26 games.

Dioner Navarro singled off Bryan Shaw (3-3) to begin the 10th and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. One out later, Goins drilled the game-winning homer into the right field bullpen, his fifth.

Mark Lowe (1-2) got one out for the victory as AL East-leading Toronto won for the fourth time in five games and remained 1 1-2 games ahead of the New York Yankees, who beat Boston 3-1.

BENGALS MOVES

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals placed top draft pick Cedric Ogbuehi on an injury list Tuesday, getting down to the 75-man roster limit.

The offensive tackle is recovering from a torn ACL suffered during his final game at Texas A&M. He can't practice for the first six weeks of the season. The Bengals anticipated when they drafted Ogbuehi that he would miss all or most of the season.

Cincinnati also put linebacker Sean Porter on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last year. He, too, can practice after six weeks.

The Bengals released receiver Onterio McCalebb with an injury. If no team claims him off waivers, he'll revert to Cincinnati's injured reserve list.

BROWNS-MOVES

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns have released defensive tackle Phil Taylor, a former first-round pick.

Taylor was coming back following knee surgeries and had been limited in training camp and played 11 snaps in Cleveland's exhibition on Saturday against Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-3, 335-pound Taylor was guaranteed to make over $5 million this season.

Cleveland has depth on its defensive line, and Taylor, the No. 21 overall pick in 2011, became expendable. He wasn't as far along in his rehab as the team had hoped and coach Mike Pettine said Taylor's contract was not a factor in the decision.

Also, Travis Coons has won Cleveland's kicking job, beating out Cary Spear, who was released. Coons made a 41-yard field goal -- his only attempt -- and three extra points in the Browns' first three exhibitions.

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