Hamilton steals base, Reds beat Cardinals 1-0 - NBC Sports

Hamilton steals base, Reds beat Cardinals 1-0
Cincinnati Reds' Shin-Soo Choo (17) slides hard into second base after being force, causing St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter to hold on to the ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Cincinnati. Joey Votto was safe at first. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
September 3, 2013, 10:00 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) Speedy Billy Hamilton got his first major league steal Tuesday night and came around on Todd Frazier's double in the seventh inning, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory, their second straight over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hamilton set a professional record by swiping 155 bases in the minors last year. He got an ovation when he made his big league debut as a pinch runner for Ryan Ludwick, who led off the seventh with a single against Seth Maness (5-2).

After Maness threw to first three times, Hamilton took off and beat catcher Yadier Molina's off-target throw. He scored easily on Frazier's hit and got congratulatory slaps in the dugout.

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