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Paul Goldschmidt knocks in 3 as Cardinals rout Orioles

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Apr 7, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol (37) looks on from the dugout during the sixth inning of Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs as the St. Louis Cardinals rolled to a 10-1 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.

Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with double and a walk to extend his on-base streak to 18 games. Brendan Donovan had two doubles, two walks, two RBIs and three runs.

Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (3-1) worked seven innings and allowed one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out three. Jake Walsh blanked the Orioles over the final two innings in his major league debut.

Orioles starting pitcher Spenser Watkins (0-1) allowed seven runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked two and fanned three.

The Cardinals muscled up in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Juan Yepez started the outburst with a solo homer, extending his career-opening hitting streak to seven games.

Doubles by Dylan Carlson, Corey Dickerson and Donovan produced two more runs.

Mikolas retired the first nine batters before the Orioles threatened in the fourth inning. Cedric Mullins hit a leadoff single, then moved to second base on a groundout and third on a flyout.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado robbed Austin Hays of an RBI double with an excellent play on a hard smash down the line, ending the inning.

The Cardinals pushed their lead to 7-0 in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single by Tommy Edman, a two-run double by Goldschmidt and Arenado’s run-scoring double.

The Orioles broke through against Mikolas in the fifth inning when Jorge Mateo reached on a single and raced home on Robinson Chirinos’ pop-fly double to cut the deficit to 7-1.

Goldschmidt’s RBI single in the sixth inning restored the Cardinals’ seven-run lead. In the eighth, run-scoring groundouts by Edman and Kramer Robertson, in his first big league at-bat, made it 10-1.

–Field Level Media