Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Ian Kennedy threw seven solid innings and the
Arizona Diamondbacks pounded out 15 hits to win their seventh straight season
opener, this time topping the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, at Chase Field.
Kennedy (1-0) struck out eight and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk
for Arizona, which is trying to rebound from last year's disappointing third-
place finish in the NL West.
Martin Prado, Arizona's prized offseason acquisition, hit two doubles, scored
twice and knocked in a run, while A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI
in his first appearance on Opening Day.
Gerardo Parra added four hits, including three doubles, for a Diamondbacks
offense that knocked out Adam Wainwright (0-1) after six innings, as the
newly-signed ace was touched for four runs -- three earned -- on 11 hits
Daniel Descalso and Matt Holliday each drove in a run for the Cardinals, who
were within one win of making consecutive World Series appearances last year,
as they lost Game 7 of the NL Championship Series to the San Francisco Giants.
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