Cardinals bullpen holds tight in one-run win as Ryan Helsley quells Reds with 102-mph finish

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CINCINNATI — A bullpen that has become as more improvisation than intimidation carried the St. Lou is Cardinals through the second half of Saturday’s game, just in time for a plot twist. A few days after stating specifically that closer Ryan Helsley would not be used on consecutive days, the Cardinals delivered a curve. They turned to Helsley for a second consecutive day, this time to hold onto to a one-run lead in the ninth inning. Helsley blitzed a 102-mph fastball past Will Benson for a full-count strikeout that cinched the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory Saturday at Great American Ball Park. Helsle…

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