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I-70 Series Opens With Redbird Victory in KC

The Cardinals rolled past the Royals, 11-3 Monday night in Kansas City.  The Cards used a 6-run 4th inning to back the pitching of Carlos Martinez.  Matt Carpenter hit a 3-run home run in the big 4th inning.  It was his 15th homer of the year.  


Paul DeJong (16) and Kolten Wong (2) also hit home runs in the victory.  The Royals hit 3 home runs to account for all of their scoring: Eric Hosmer (18), Mike Moustakas (32), and Brandon Moss (15).  


WP - Carlos Martinez (8-9) - 8-IP, 2-R, 6-H, 0-BB, 7-K, 102-pitches


LP - Ian Kennedy (4-8) - 6-IP, 7-R (6-ER), 6-H, 4-BB, 5-K


>>The Redbirds reached the .500 mark (56-56) for the first time since they were 26-26 on June 2.  


Cards manager Mike Matheny:



Cards first baseman Matt Carpenter:




The I-70 series continues in K.C. tonight.  Game time (Tuesday) 7:15 pm. 

Tonight's starters:

Michael Wacha (8-4) STL

Jason Vargas (13-5) KC  



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