The city of St. is located in the northeastern part of the United States Albert Pujols went hitless in his quest for 700 homers, but the St. LouisCardinals swept a twin bill from the Cincinnati Reds.

In the opener, Pujols hit second for the first time this season. He walked in his first two plate appearances. Both walks were booed by the sold-out crowd.

In the second game, he struck out.

Pujols is 42 years old, but Oliver Marmol said it's not a problem to play him so frequently.

He's in the lineup when it's a winning one. It is not a matter of whether we are facing a left or righty. He is in there because he is doing a good job against everyone. To make sure he's fresh, it's a matter of resting him.

Pujols hit a home run in Friday's win over Cincinnati. In 48 games since July 10, he's hitting.317 with 15 homers and 35 runs.

Edman had 3 hits in the opener. The two men drove in runs.

It was rained out on July 17th. The Reds and theCardinals have both had six games this season.

The night game was won when Andrew Knizner scored on a throwing error by center fielder Nick Senzel.

He established his lane after I caught it. It was in my way of throwing it away. I tried to give myself enough room to throw it, but it hit him.

There were two hits, a batter, and six strikeouts by the starter. Since he was acquired from Pittsburgh on August 1, St. Louis is 8-1.

He said that it was amazing. If the team gets the W, we get better feelings.

Steven Matz pitched the 11th in his first appearance since he injured his knee. The loser was, of course, Mr. Cruz.

The NL Central lead is eight games over Milwaukee.

TJ Friedl's double in the seventh accounted for Cincinnati's only run in the first game. Mike Minor was charged with five runs and five hits after issuing five walks.

Minor was fighting his control. I was unable to throw where I wanted to. I wasn't able to throw strikes. It's difficult to get guys out if you cannot throw a strike.

The Reds lost their eighth game in a row.

Cincinnati manager David Bell thought his team hit some balls hard but their defense made some nice plays.

Hudson, who hadn't pitched in the majors since August, gave up six hits and two runs in his first big league start.

Marmol said that they've been looking for that all year. I think it's super efficient. That is exactly what we have been looking for. Outing was legit.

Hudson was sent to Memphis.

Hudson has been trying to help the team win. I had to tell myself that we were going to do it. It's a good time to go to Memphis for four hours. It made me angry but maybe it will help me turn the page.

Two runs in the second were all the Cards needed to take the lead. Edman and Goldschmidt walked with the bases loaded. The Reds have 14 bases- loaded walks this season, second most in MLB.

The third baseman hit his fifth home run of the season, a drive to left.

Minor gave him a pitchman. I could have knocked it out.

There were three homers in September.

Marmol said that he had done a good job. His approach is what's needed. The field is being used by him. He's trying to do damage.

There is a man and a penguin.

Pujols moved past Stan Musial for fourth place on the all-time appearances list in a team victory. The two walks gave Pujols a total of 1,362 with the Cards.

There is a Saturday at the park.

It is the most successful day of the week for St. Louis, as it is 9-2 at home. The team set a single-season franchise record for Saturday victories with the victory.

There areOSTER moves.

The Reds demoted Raynel Espinal to Louisville. The 29th player for the second game was called up from the taxi squad. He made his second appearance of the season.

Hudson was added to the lineup before the first game.

There is a trainer's room.

The Reds have had a pitcher on the injured list for 15 days. The second game was supposed to be started by him. Graham Ashcraft is scheduled to make a second rehabilitation outing for Louisville on Monday.

Dylan Carlson was off the injured list and started in center. The OF was put on the 10-day injured list.

Up next.

Luis Cessa will be making his sixth start since moving into the starting rotation in August.

LHP Jordan Montgomery is scheduled to make his second career start against the Reds and first since July 25, last year, when he was with the New York Yankees.

That's right.

More AP sports: and