ST. LOUIS -- The Cincinnati Reds came out swinging early on Wednesday night. Jay Bruce homered and had five RBIs and the Reds got a dominant effort from Homer Bailey to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 and avoid a three-game sweep. "You never want to get swept, especially against these guys," Bailey said. "Who would have guessed we would have put up that many runs on (Adam) Wainwright?" The Reds put this one out of reach a few hours after Brandon Phillips expletive-filled tirade at a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter sparked by scrutiny of his .310 on-base percentage, and after manager Dusty Baker criticized his team for falling short while dropping four of five. "Kind of like Dusty says, make sure you kick them when theyre down," Bailey said. The Cardinals lead the NL Central by a half-game over Pittsburgh after losing for the third time in 12 games, and the Reds are 3 1/2 games back. Bailey capped a six-run first against Adam Wainwright (15-8) with the Reds sixth hit and his first RBI of the season. Bailey (9-10) allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and is 4-0 in his past six starts. He won for the first time in six career decisions at Busch Stadium. It was Baileys first scoreless outing since throwing his second career no-hitter against the Giants on July 2. "Usually, hes been our tough-luck guy, we havent gotten him many runs," Baker said. "Pitcher has to pretend its 0-0." The poor start was out of character for Wainwright, who matched his career worst with nine runs allowed and lasted two innings for his shortest outing of the year. "Youd like to say you had something to learn in every game," Wainwright said. "Today is just something Im going to forget about. "The next start, Ill be fine." Wainwright had worked at least seven innings his previous eight starts and was coming off a complete game against the Braves. But both he and manager Mike Matheny said that effort had no effect on what happened against the Reds. "I mean, what can you say?" Wainwright said. "I pitched terrible and thats why we lost the game." Baker said he removed Bailey after 117 pitches so hed be fresh the next time out. Baileys next start will also against the Cardinals, this time at home. "I knew we had a chance because Wainwright had gone 128 pitches the time before, so thats quite a strain on him," Baker said. "Thats why I took Homer out. We didnt want to get him in that situation." Phillips batted second for the first time since opening day. He singled his first two at-bats and struck out his next two trips while going 2 for 5. Baker said Phillips was a "double leadoff man" and said he may leave Phillips in the second slot depending on the availability of Ryan Ludwick, whos coming off shoulder surgery. The Reds also got RBIs from Ludwick and Todd Frazier in the first with another run scoring on a wild pitch. Zack Cozart got the first of his three hits when Wainwright failed to cover first. Phillips singled and Joey Votto walked again to open the second, setting the table for Bruces 26th homer on a 1-2 pitch. Its his third five-RBI game, one of them against the Cardinals in 2009. Rookie Michael Wacha was a bright spot for St. Louis, following Wainwright with four scoreless innings and seven strikeouts. Matheny said he could get consideration for an open slot in the rotation. "Any role they put me in, obviously Im looking forward to it," Wacha said. Shortstop Pete Kozma was among four substitutes in the sixth with the Reds still up 9-0, going to left field in his first appearance as an outfielder since July 28, 2007, when he played right field for Class A Gulf Coast. Chris Heisey put the Reds in double figures with his 10th homer off Fernando Salas in the ninth. 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Williams, who will move up to No. 29 in Mondays updated rankings, last won a title at the 2012 Luxembourg tournament. "I have had a good week," she said. "Everything is falling together." The former world No. 1, Williams won all five of her matches this week in straight sets. "Just a lot of match toughness, mental toughness," said Williams, when asked to explain her remarkable week of play. "When things got tough, I definitely got going this week. "If I was down break point, when push came to shove, I was pushing and shoving, I guess," she added, laughing. The scoreline didnt indicate how strong an effort Cornet put into the final, often matching Williams stroke by stroke, but falling short in the end. After Cornet squandered a 2-1 lead with a service break by losing the next four games, she was in tears during the changeover..dddddddddddd "I think 6-3, 6-0 is a bit tough in an hour and 30, so I guess there was a battle on the court, but she was just better than me today," Cornet said. "She was playing more aggressive. "She was pushing me out of the court very far from the baseline, and I didnt play as deep as yesterday, didnt serve as well. She deserved to win." Williams closed out the first set on a third set point with a clean backhand winner. In the second set, it was Williams all the way. The 26th-ranked Cornet was attempting to post back-to-back wins over the Williams sisters. On Friday, Cornet scored her first career upset over a No. 1-ranked player by beating Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. "The difference between me and Serena was just I put a few more balls in the court," Williams said. But Cornet walked away hoping if she ever had a similar opportunity to play the Williams sisters in the same tournament the result might go in her favour. "For sure, beating the Williams sisters in the same tournament would have been amazing, and maybe next time if I have the chance (I can) do it," said Cornet, offering her only smile of the night. ' ' '