KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran hit two two-run doubles
in his return to Kauffman Stadium, and the St. Louis Cardinals
pounded Vin Mazzaro and the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Friday
David Freese and Tyler Greene added two RBIs each for St. Louis,
and everybody in the starting lineup had a hit before the fourth
inning ended. Jon Jay returned from the disabled list to go 1 for 5
and score twice, and Matt Carpenter came off the DL to go 2 for 4
with an RBI.
It was plenty of offense for Joe Kelly (1-0), who gave up three
runs over six shaky innings to pick up his first major league
victory in his third career start.
Most of the Cardinals' offense came against Mazzaro (3-2), who
allowed seven runs, six hits, two walks and a hit batter while
recording just four outs.