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Cards double Royals

The St. Louis Cardinals scored six runs in the third inning as they doubled the Kansas City Royals 10-5 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.

St. Louis won the game as a -110 pick’em, while the 15 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Ryan Ludwick belted a grand slam home run to lead the Cardinals. Brad Thompson gave up five hits and four runs over seven innings in the win.

Miguel Olivo went 2-for-4 at the plate with a two-run homer for the Royals. Kyle Davies surrendered nine hits and eight runs over 2 2-3 innings.