Saturday in STL
Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
*Rookies Yonder Alonso, Juan Francisco and Todd Frazier did something rather rare last night. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s been nearly five years since three rookies hit homers to help their team wins.
The last such team was the Rockies, who beat the Giants, 20-8, on Sept. 18, 2006, with helpful homers from rookies Ryan Spilborghs and Jeff Salazar and two from rookie Jeff Baker. The Reds last had three rookies hit homers in the same game in 2003 (Ryan Freel, Wily Mo Pena and Tim Hummel) in a win at Milwaukee.