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Peraza tallies 5 hits to lead Reds over Cardinals, 8-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Peraza’s best game at the plate turned out to be Mike Matheny’s last in the Cardinals’ dugout.

Peraza had a career-best five hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Reds waited out a pair of rain delays before beating St. Louis 8-2 on Saturday night.

The Cardinals fired Matheny, who was in his seventh year as manager, after the game.

Peraza is hitting 14 for 33 (.424) on the Reds’ eight-game road trip.

“I felt good,” Peraza said. “I just swung the bat and something happened.”…
FOX Sports Digital

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