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Lohse, Reds dump Cards

Kyle Lohse pitched a seven-hitter through 8 1-3 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Thursday night at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati won the game as +140 underdogs, and the six runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Edwin Encarnacion was a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI for the Reds. Lohse won for just the third time this season.

Albert Pujols had two hits in four appearances at the plate for the Cardinals, and scored their only run on an RBI single by Jim Edmonds. Adam Wainwright allowed eight hits and four runs over six innings of work in suffering the loss.