Miller hit batter, walk, wild pitch lifts Reds over Cards

Cincinnati Reds’ Brian Goodwin (17) celebrates after scoring past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday in St. Louis.

Brian Goodwin found his power stroke again.

The Cincinnati Reds outfielder and Rocky Mount High graduate hit a home run on Monday, his second in as many games. Goodwin now has two home runs with the Reds.

He hit his first home run since being traded to his new club in a Sunday win which saw Goodwin go 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a solo homer. On Monday, Goodwin hit a two-run blast in the second game of a doubleheader against the Pirates.

Goodwin went 1-for-3 in the win.

Goodwin last hit a home run on Aug. 16 while playing for the Angels. It was his fourth and final homer for L.A., which traded the 29-year-old to Cincinnati at the end of August at the MLB trade deadline.

Goodwin is currently batting .233 with six home runs, nine doubles and 21 RBIs. When playing, Goodwin has played center field in every game for the Reds except his first appearance with the club when he played right field.

Goodwin also has a stolen base and three runs scored in the past week.