Reds game suspended in top of 8th, tied 2-2

Posted at 1:56 AM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 01:56:56-04

CINCINNATI -- Heavy rain forced the St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds game to be suspended in the top of the eighth inning tied 2-2 on Friday night.

It'll be resumed at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, with the regularly scheduled game to follow.

The teams waited out the 17th rain delay at Great American Ball Park for an hour and seven minutes before it was suspended. It was Cincinnati's first suspended game this season -- three have been rained out.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto struck out and walked three times. He received a two-game suspension on Friday for an altercation with umpire Bill Welke on Wednesday, but will keep playing while his appeal is heard.

Rain fell intermittently during the game, then intensified in the eighth inning with the Cardinals batting, prompting the umpires to call for the tarp.

Cincinnati's Michael Lorenzen gave up two runs in five innings. His start was the 42nd in a row by a rookie for the Reds, passing the 1902 Cardinals for the major league record. The Reds have gone with an all-rookie rotation since trading Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake in July.

Billy Hamilton opened the Reds' first with a bunt single, stole second, advanced on catcher Yadier Molina's wild throw for an error and came home on Brandon Phillips' infield single. Ramon Cabrera hit his first major league homer in the second.

The Cardinals repeatedly wasted scoring opportunities, stranding runners in scoring position during the first three innings. Also, Jon Jay was thrown out at third base while trying to stretch a double with no outs in the fourth.

John Lackey had an RBI groundout in the second, and Greg Garcia homered in the fourth to tie it 2-2. Lackey was still pitching when the game was halted.

Trainer's Room

Cardinals: Matt Adams felt good a day after his pinch-hit appearance, his first since May 26. He missed 91 games with an injured right calf that needed surgery.

Reds: Brayan Pena won't catch for a couple of days because of a slightly strained right hamstring, suffered while running the bases on Wednesday.

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Cardinals: Lance Lynn (11-9) is coming off one of his worst starts. He lasted only 2 1-3 innings and gave up six runs -- matching his season high -- during a 9-0 loss to the Cubs. He's 7-3 career against the Reds with a 3.51 ERA.

Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (8-10) is 2-0 in three career appearances against the Cardinals with a 1.29 ERA, allowing two runs in 14 innings.