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"I was just trying to get a spark going -- not necessarily hit a home run, but just get on base," Frazier said. "Luckily, I was able to hit it hard enough to get it out. I think it got us going."
Frazier's hand came off the bat as he hit the homer to right field.
"The home run to right is a Great American Ball Park home run," Wainwright said. "You make your pitch down and away, and a guy one-hands it 10 rows out in right field. You can't do anything about that."
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina returned after missing three games and the All-Star game to return to Puerto Rico, where his wife's grandfather died. Molina, who turned 30 on Friday, started St. Louis' first rally with a two-out double in the second.
Holliday drove in a run in the third by hitting into a fielder's choice. He had a broken-bat single in the ninth off Chapman, extending his hitting streak to a season-best 12 games.
St. Louis expects first baseman Lance Berkman to come off the disabled list before Saturday's game. Berkman has been sidelined since he tore cartilage in his right knee on May 19, requiring surgery. Berkman has 23 homers at Great American Ball Park, the most by any visiting player.
NOTES: The Cardinals are 4-3 against the Reds this season. ... Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals singled in the eighth inning, ending an 0-for-12 skid. .. RHP Kyle Lohse starts on Saturday for the Cardinals. He's allowed only one run in two starts against the Reds this season. RHP Mike Leake goes for Cincinnati. ... Ludwick's triple was his first in two years. He turned 34 on Friday. ... Reds 3B Scott Rolen was out of the starting lineup for the eighth time in the last nine games. He's been bothered by back spasms. He pinch hit in the seventh and stayed in the game.
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