Cardinals 2, Giants 1
Yadier Molina homered and Mark Reynolds drove in a run with an eighth-inning fielder's choice Monday to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over San Francisco in the opener of a three-game series. Reliever Kevin Siegrist (4-0) worked a scoreless eighth and Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his 37th save.
By the numbers
Starter Michael Wacha was impressive, as he allowed one run (earned) on six hits in seven innings, with one walk and six strikeouts. ... Giants starter Chris Heston permitted one run (earned) on four hits in 4 2/3 innings, with five walks and four strikeouts. .... Molina's home run, his third of the season, carried 403 feet into the second deck in left field. ... St. Louis improved to 45-18 at home and increased its lead over second-place Pittsburgh to six games. ... Stephen Piscotty had a single and a triple for the Cardinals. He scored after the triple against Hunter Strickland (2-2).
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