Shin-Soo Choo was down. He made two errors that led to three runs and seemingly had the Reds headed to a loss.

"I almost died and my teammates give me another life," Choo said.

He was being a tad dramatic there, but it was a remarkable turnaround. The Reds bounced back from the early stumbles for a come-from-behind 13-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals before a new Busch Stadium regular-season record crowd of 47,375.

It's fair to say that most of them were gone by the time the Reds sent their 15th batter to the plate in the nine-run ninth. But the big inning was overkill. The story of this game was how the rest of the club picked up Choo.

Choo's first error came in the first inning. It led to two runs. The second one came in the sixth. It turned a 3-2 game in a 4-2 game just after Brandon Phillips had homered to cut the lead to one.

"Everybody wanted to win that one," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "But everyone wanted to take some of that pressure off Choo. That was a tough day out there. He's one of the more popular teammates around."

Mat Latos, the victim of the errors, went up to Choo in the dugout after the second one.

"Things happen and you can't control it," Latos said. "They were two balls that I hung that I shouldn't have hung. If I don't hang them, I don't put him in that situation. I threw the pitch. Someone hit the (stuffing) out of it. He made the best effort he could. I told him: 'Forget the two errors. We need to get you on base right here. We're down a run. You're coming up.'