ST. LOUIS (AP) – Michael Wacha allowed four hits in six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals had 10 extra-base hits Monday in routing the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 in their home opener.
Jeremy Hazelbaker was 4 for 4 with a triple, double and sacrifice fly, lifting his average to .526, and fellow rookie Almedys Diaz had two doubles.
Yadier Molina had three hits, two RBIs and an uncontested steal off starter Taylor Jungmann (0-1) in second. Randal Grichuk drove in his first run of the season with a double.
Hall of Famer Lou Brock throw a strike to former teammate Ted Simmons on the ceremonial first pitch from halfway between the mound and the plate. The former base-stealing champ’s left leg was amputated below the knee in October, and he wears a prostheses.