Former Indians Mark Reynolds and Jhonny Peralta drove in runs early, and despite a three-run bottom of the seventh inning, Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer to put the game away in the top of the eighth inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-3 victory. The big inning was enabled by an error from Jose Ramirez, setting the stage for Holliday’s blast to take the first game of the three game series.
W: Lance Lynn (2-3)
L: Carlos Carrasco (4-3)
HR: Holliday (3, 8th inning off Scott Atchison 2 on, 2 out)
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