CINCINNATI -- A misplayed fly ball. A passed ball. Four walks in an inning. The St. Louis Cardinals did a lot of things wrong, and they added up to a third straight loss.Zack Cozart hit a pair of doubles during run-scoring innings that included St. Louis misplays, and the Cincinnati Reds pulled away to a 9-1 victory on Saturday that left the Cardinals treading water in the playoff chase.The Cardinals have lost seven of 11. Theyre still in position to get the NLs second wild-card spot, staying ahead of the Mets, Pirates and Marlins, but theyve wasted plenty of chances to make their playoff path easier.We havent put together that big inning, havent been able to string together hits, manager Mike Matheny said.And thats not all. Their bullpen and defense have let them down, too.Pinch hitter Ramon Cabreras two-run single in the seventh inning put the Reds ahead 4-1. Cincinnati used four walks by Jerome Williams to score five times in the eighth, capped by Tucker Barnharts bases-loaded double.Dan Straily (11-7) gave up three hits, including Jedd Gyorkos homer, and a career-high seven walks in only 5 2/3 innings. Gyorko hit his career-high 25th home run, 18 since the All-Star break.The Cardinals have homered in a club-record 22 straight games, hitting a total of 43 in that span. Only San Diego (25 games) has a longer streak this season. The 2002 Rangers set the major league record of 27.Cincinnati used a couple of Cardinals miscues to squeeze out two runs against Jaime Garcia (10-11). The lefty had allowed at least five runs in each of his last three starts.I thought I made good pitches when I needed to, said Garcia, who gave up six hits in six innings and fanned eight. They hit some stuff that found holes. But no excuses -- today, unfortunately, it wasnt good enough.Right fielder Stephen Piscotty lost track of Tyler Holts flyball in the third, letting it fall for a double. Holt scored on Cozarts two-out double.Another double by Cozart helped the Reds load the bases in the fifth, and Alberto Rosarios passed ball on a tailing sinker let in a run for a 2-1 lead.There was a lot of movement, but youve got to be ready for any situation, Rosario said through a translator. I just couldnt get a hold of it.IMPRESSIVE PLAYReds CF Billy Hamilton caught up with Rosarios fly to the warning track, smacked into the wall after making the catch, and threw back to the infield to double up a surprised Greg Garcia at first base to end the fourth inning.Garcia made a good, aggressive move, Matheny said. If the ball comes off the wall at all, hes going to score. He (Hamilton) closed a lot of space in a hurry and made a great play.AND ...Hamilton ran into umpire Angel Hernandez as he rounded first base and thought about trying for second on an errant throw in the seventh inning. Hamilton went down and had to stay at first for a while. He took second on his 58th steal of the season.GOLDEN TICKETJoey Votto used a song from Willy Wonka as his walk-up music for his first at-bat. Gene Wilder, who played the part of Wonka, died on Monday.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: RH Mike Leake will fly into Cincinnati on Sunday morning and threw in the bullpen before the final game of the series. Leake has been sidelined since Aug. 22 with the shingles.Reds: 2B Brandon Phillips was scratched from the lineup with a sore left foot that took a foul ball on Friday.UP NEXTCardinals: Carlos Martinez (12-7) is 4-1 career against the Reds with a 2.72 ERA, including four starts and 11 relief appearances. 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But the final lead change went the Wolfpacks way, thanks to a 12-2 run that put N.C. State in command.We had to dig down in the second half, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said. Defensively, we were a lot better in the second half. From the 15-16 minute mark down, we really defended really well.The Wolfpack went on to lead by as many as 16 points, going up 77-61 with 2:31 remaining on Terry Hendersons 3-pointer.Walter Wright had 22 points, Ahmaad Rorie 15 and Sayeed Pridgett 12 for the GGrizzlies.ddddddddddddWe tried to do a little too much, Montana coach Travis DeCuire said. We were playing well together on both sides of the ball, but they hit a stretch where they started hitting some tough shots. We let some guys get going.BIG PICTUREMontana: The Grizzlies are off to their worst start in coach Travis DeCuires three seasons. Under DeCuire, Montana has gone 20-13 and 21-12.N.C. State: Finally has a win over a team from the Big Sky -- the only one of the 31 Division conferences the Wolfpack did not have a victory against. N.C. State was 0-1 against the conference all time, having lost to Weber State 94-80 in the 1993 Great Alaska Shootout.UP NEXTMontana: Plays the loser of Friday nights Washington State-No. 22 Creighton game on Saturday.N.C. State: Faces the Washington State-Creighton winner in the semifinals on Sunday. ' ' '