CINCINNATI – All the cardinals needed to lift was a bit of warm weather and a ride to the Great American Ball Park.
Having worked mainly in seizures and jumps during the first two weeks of the season, Louis used four home runs and a seventh seven-lap inning to secure a 13-4 inaugural victory over the Reds on Thursday night.
CINCINNATI – All you needed The Cardinals to lift up were a bit of warm weather and a trip to the Great American Ball Park. After undergoing seizures and storms during the first two weeks of the season, St. Louis used four home runs and seven ran on the seventh inning to make his way to a 13-4 series opening victory over the Reds.
to reach on Thursday night.
Jose Martinez drove in six, Dexter Fowler scored three times and Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong both hit their own to personal milestones in the outbreak, most of which came in a seventh inning, in which St. Louis sent 11 men on the plate. Martinez and Molina went back to back to start the frame, then Martinez bookended it with a two-run doubles. In between, Reds relievers Zack Weiss and Tanner Rainey together have accompanied five up-and-coming batsmen. Weiss made his MLB debut.
DeJong continued the Cardinals forever in the sixth with a planned 464-foot blast, after Statcast ™ from Austin Brice hit the longest and hardest hit (110 mph) homer his career. Martinez's shot of 113.7 mph Weiss and Inning later became the hardest hit ball of his career and the second highest home race started by a Cardinals player since Statcast ™ in 2015. Molina followed with a 438-foot homer, his longest the same time frame.
All this made a laugh from what was a back and forth game through five innings, with both teams rallying against starters Michael Wacha and Sal Romano [handeln]. Wacha fought for the third time in three starts against control issues, but made his second win of the season by finishing five frames.
The Cardinals went high in the points season for Runs with a 1-for-20 funk, helped by Reds Pitchers, who released 11 Walks.
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