Cardinals Open Fast, Top Reds 11-6

CINCINNATI (AP)- Paul Goldschmidt and newcomer Nolan Arenado combined for six hits in a boosted St. Louis lineup, and the Cardinals roughed up Luis Castillo for six runs in the first inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-6 in a chilly opener.

Goldschmidt got four hits and scored three times.

With snow flurries and a game time temperature of 37 degrees in Cincinnati, the Cardinals scored all their runs in the first four innings.

Dylan Carlson hit a three-run homer and Tyler O’Neill connected for a two-run shot.

St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty couldn’t take advantage of the big lead, giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

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