ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Cardinals are sending fans home happy from Thursday’s home opener.
Nolan Arenado, playing in his first game at Busch Stadium as a Cardinal, slugged a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and provide the winning margin over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cardinals were hamstrung by Brewer starter Corbin Burnes for most of the afternoon. Tommy Edman reached on a leadoff triple, but St. Louis bats were silenced until a Yadier Molina base hit in the seventh inning started a game-tying rally thanks to an infield single by Tyler O’Neill.
Adam Wainwright gave up five hits over five innings, with the Brewers scoring on a pair of third inning throwing errors by Wainwright and center fielder Dylan Carlson.