Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.
Joey Votto tied a career best with four hits and scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chris Heisey’s ninth-inning single.
Another sellout crowd was hoping for a second straight Reds comeback. Instead, Fernando Salas — who gave up Brandon Phillips’ game-ending homer on Friday — finished them off.
Cincinnati pulls to within a half game of first place St. Louis
Before the delay, the Cardinals were up 3-2, but once the game restarted, the Reds took over and won the game 5-3.
After getting 31 of 32 first-place votes, Votto thanked Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who gave Albert Pujols his first-place vote.