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|Triple Leads Reds Over Cardinals
|CINCINNATI (AP) -- Orlando Cabrera made a strong relay throw to the plate to nail Skip Schumaker for the final out, preserving the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball's Civil Rights Game on Saturday night.
Schumaker, who hit an RBI single to get St. Louis within one, tried to score when Joe Mather doubled to left. Chris Heisey, inserted for defensive purposes, got to the ball quickly when it died against the wall and threw to shortstop Cabrera, whose throw was to the foul side of the plate but fast enough for Ramon Hernandez to get over for the tag.
Drew Stubbs hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning, foiling St. Louis' strategy to pitch to him, and rookie right-hander Mike Leake (4-0) remained unbeaten.
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The Cardinals play Cincinnati again Sunday. Hear the broadcast beginning at 11:27am on AM 1400 WGIL.