Pujols hits 2 HRs, Cardinals beat Reds 11-6 - KMOV.com

Pujols hits 2 HRs, Cardinals beat Reds 11-6

 

 

 

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit two of the St. Louis Cardinals' team-record four homers on opening day Monday and the NL Central champions, with Mark McGwire as their new batting coach, beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-6.

Pujols went 4 for 5 as the NL MVP matched the club record for hits on opening day. Yadier Molina completed the Cardinals' unprecedented power show in a season opener by hitting his first career grand slam.

A capacity crowd paid little notice when McGwire went on the field during pregame introductions. They couldn't ignore Pujols, who homered on his second swing off Aaron Harang (0-1) and later added a two-run shot.

Chris Carpenter (1-0) gave up five hits in six innings, including solo homers by Joey Votto and Scott Rolen.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

For breaking news alerts, text KMOVNEWS to 21321

...

Have you seen the forecast for tomorrow?
Get the latest St. Louis weather forecast

 

KMOV.com on Facebook

Powered by Frankly