Friday, April 13, 2012

Cubs spoil Cardinals' home opener by beating them 9-5 on a rainy Friday in St. Louis

The Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-5 during a wet and rainy afternoon at Busch Stadium after an one-hour, 44 minute rain delay and a half hour ceremony celebrating the Cardinals' 11th World Series win. 

Cubs' third baseman Ian Stewart hit his first home run with the Cubs, which was also his first since Aug. 23, 2010.  I joke about that a lot," Stewart said. "It's one of the first things I said.  I almost haven't hit a home run in two seasons.  It was nice to finally get that one." 

First baseman Bryan LaHair hit his first career grand slam in the third inning.  It was the Cubs' first grand slam since Aramis Ramirez hit one on October 2, 2010 in Houston.

Bryan LaHair gets high fives from teammates after hitting his first career grand slam (AP photo)
Jeff Samardzija started for the Cubs and gave up four hits over four scoreless innings and got the win today.
Jeff Samardzija pitched four scoreless innings today against the Cardinals (photo from Chicago Tribune)
Chris Volstad will start for the Cubs tomorrow as they play game 2 of the series against the Cards.  The game will start at 2:05 pm CST.  Let' hope Volstad can get his first win with the Cubs and the team can get their third win in a row!

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