CINCINNATI — Nick Castellanos stood over, flexed and jawed at St. Louis pitcher Jake Woodford after scoring, setting off a collection of scuffles that included relievers shoving within the outfield because the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cardinals 9-6 Saturday.
St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright was knocked round for six runs and chased within the third. The subsequent inning, the groups began tagging one another.
Castellanos, who homered on opening day and hopped out of the field earlier than tossing his bat, was plunked by Woodford with two outs and none on within the fourth. Castellanos retrieved the ball and provided to toss it again to Woodford earlier than flipping it out of play.
A wild pitch quickly despatched Castellanos scampering house from third and he scored with a headfirst slide for a 7-2 lead as he ran into Woodford, who took the throw from catcher Yadier Molina on the plate.
As Castellanos started strolling away, Molina rushed up and tapped him from behind, and the benches and bullpens emptied in a wild scene.
There was extra pushing and shoving earlier than order appeared to be restored. However as aid pitchers for each groups have been heading again to their bullpens, they tangled within the outfield.
Castellanos was the one participant ejected. Aristides Aquino changed Castellanos and led off the sixth inning with a house run.
Tucker Barnhart‘s two-run homer ignited a six-run third for the Reds.
Tyler Mahle (1-0) struck out 9 in 5 innings, permitting two earned runs.
Paul DeJong hit two solo house runs for St. Louis. Nolan Arenado related for his first house run with the Cardinals.
Wainwright (0-1) lasted solely 2 2/three innings and gave up 5 earned runs and 7 hits.
Again in 2010, the Cardinals and Reds acquired into a serious brawl at Cincinnati. Molina and Brandon Phillips started barking on the plate and finally Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto acquired pinned in opposition to the backstop and tried to kick his method out.