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Reds' 9-run ninth spoils Cardinals' home opener

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 08:  Fans enter the staduim before the Opening Day game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds on April 8, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) By Elsa ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 08: Fans enter the staduim before the Opening Day game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds on April 8, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) By Elsa

ST. LOUIS (AP) Brandon Phillips kick-started a nine-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking bloop double and Shin-Soo Choo made amends for two botched fly balls with a three-run double, and the Cincinnati Reds spoiled the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener with a 13-4 victory on Monday.

Mitchell Boggs (0-1), the stand-in closer for St. Louis, yielded six runs while getting only one out and the Cardinals needed four more pitchers to get out of the inning. Only a few thousand fans remained of the largest regular-season crowd of 47,375 for the bottom of the ninth in 8-year-old Busch Stadium history.

The defending NL Central champions Cardinals held a tribute for Stan Musial before the game.

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