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Cozart singled in the sixth and Joey Votto hit a grounder to second baseman Skip Schumaker. His throw to get the forceout pulled Theriot away from second base, and umpire Mike Muchlinski ruled Cozart safe.
Theriot ran to Muchlinski and pointed in his face while screaming. The umpire quickly ejected Theriot, and first base umpire Chris Guccione stepped between them. Cozart came around to score on a pair of wild pitches by Garcia.
"I know the job they do is very difficult," Theriot said of the umpires. "It was just such a crucial point in the game. I made it a point to keep my foot on the base, and I felt he was out. It's a big call. It's a call that meant a lot at that point. He ended up scoring."
An inning later, Miguel Cairo hit his first triple since 2009 and scored on Hanigan's single up the middle for a 2-1 lead. The Reds finished 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position, but it was just enough. Cozart homered in the eighth off Lance Lynn.
NOTES: The first two games of the series sold out, but only 24,841 tickets were sold for Sunday. ... St. Louis expects to put INF Nick Punto on the DL for the third time this season with a sore throwing elbow. He pinch hit in the eighth inning and singled. He'll be examined in St. Louis on Monday. ... Cozart has hit safely in his first six games in the majors, the longest such streak by a new Reds player since Adam Dunn hit in his first seven games in 2001.
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