Matt Adams two-run double helped spark a nine-run fourth inning as the Cardinals crushed the Giants, 14-3. Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with three RBI for St. Louis, which took two-of-three at AT&T Park. Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings of two-run ball for the win.
After a week on the road, the Cardinals will play their home opener this afternoon. They host the Reds in the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Jaime Garcia opposes Mat Latos. Cincinnati is 4-and-2, while the Cardinals are 3-and-3.