Cardinals shake off slump by beating Reds

Andre Pallante took a shutout into the sixth inning in his second major league start, helping the St. Louis Cardinals snap a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

Pallante (2-0) allowed four hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings and struck out three.

Genesis Cabrera and Giovanny Gallegos combined to pitch 2 2/3 scoreless innings before Ryan Helsley pitched in the ninth for his fourth save in six chances.

Luis Castillo (2-4) drove in two runs, one earned, with six hits over six innings in Cincinnati’s third straight loss.

Paul Goldschmidt walked with two outs in the bottom of the first to amass 46 straight games on base. He scored when Nolan Arenado singled to right field and Aristides Aquino’s throw after turning first base missed Joey Votto.

Arenado scored when Tyler O’Neill singled to third and Brandon Drury’s throw missed Votto to give St. Louis a 2-0 lead.

For the Reds, the Dominican Aristides Aquino 4-1 and the Mexican Alejo López 4-0.

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