By Mark Sheldon

For all of the offense the Reds and Cardinals can boast in their respective lineups, the first two games of the 2014 season have been all about pitching, resulting in a pair of 1-0 contests.

Including Wednesday’s 1-0 walk-off Reds win on a¬†Chris Heisey¬†pinch-hit single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, there have been only 13 1-0 games played at Great American Ball Park in its 12-year history.

For manager Bryan Price, it was coveted victory No. 1 for his career.

“It feels great from a selfish standpoint. From a team standpoint, it feels even better because it’s just important to get that first one and get the ball rolling,” Price said. “We know we’re playing a good club. It certainly makes for a better feeling tomorrow when we get to the ballpark.”

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