Kyle Lohse allowed one run on four hits over six frames as the Cardinals dropped the Reds, 3-1. Carlos Beltran blasted a solo home run in the first. David Freese added a two-run shot in the sixth inning for St. Louis, which has started defense of its World Series title with a 5-and-1 record. Jason Motte pitched the ninth for his second save. Mike Leake gave up three runs over six innings to take the loss for Cincinnati, which fell to 2-and-3. Joey Votto's sixth-inning sacrifice-fly accounted for the lone run the Reds pushed across.