The St. Louis Cardinals picked up a 4-1 series opening win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road last (Tuesday) night.
Redbirds starting pitcher J.A. Happ went six innings and recorded five strikeouts.
Tommy Edman and Paul Dejong each picked up solo homers.
The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 8-4 at the K.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit his 28th and 29th homeruns of the season.
That’s a career best for Salvy who hit 27 blasts in 2017 and 2018.