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Pujols singled on the first pitch from Ondrusek in the seventh. Pujols has won three NL MVP awards, including the last two, and is 5 for 9 in his first two games with four RBIs and five runs scored. After Holliday doubled home two more, Freese completed the four-run rally with another single.
Wainwright, who led the league with 19 wins last season, faced only 17 batters in the first five innings. Cabrera hit his first homer off him in the sixth, and added a run-scoring double in the eighth off Kyle McClellan.
NOTES: Reds Hall of Famer Joe Morgan threw a ceremonial pitch. ... The Cardinals' best season-opening start was 7-0 in 1962. ... Cardinals manager Tony La Russa switched his weekend pitching plans. Rookie LH Jaime Garcia will start on Saturday, a day earlier than planned. RH Chris Carpenter will get an extra day of rest and pitch in a nationally televised game Sunday night in Milwaukee. "It will be Garcia's first start," La Russa said. "I looked at it and just thought it was better."
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