The Cardinals hit 7 homers and beat the Dodgers

Willson Contreras blasted two three-run homers and a St. Louis Cardinals hit seven home runs to outpace the visiting team Los Angeles Dodgers 16-8 Thursday

Nolan Gorman hit a two-run homer and a solo shot cardinals, who won for the ninth time in 11 games. Nolan Arenado had two home runs and Juan Yepez and Paul DeJong had solo home runs

cardinals Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (1-0) picked up his 196th career win while allowing five runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings

Freddie Freeman hit his 300th career home run Dodgerswho lost for the second time in nine games

Dodgers Starting pitcher Julio Urias (5-4) allowed six hits, including four home runs, in three innings. All six runs were scored in the third

Los Angeles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning with home runs by Mookie Betts, Will Smith and Max Muncy and a two-run double by JD Martinez.

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THE cardinals rallied 6-2 in the third inning. Oscar Mercado hit a single, Paul Goldschmidt walked and Contreras launched his first three-run homer

Yepez scored while pinch-hitting Tommy Edman (who suffered lower abdominal pain after colliding with Lars Nootbaar in the outfield in the second inning). Gorman and DeJong followed with back-to-back home runs.

Mercado hit a leadoff double in the fourth inning and went to third with a flyout. Goldschmidt walked and stole second base while Mercado stole home.

Arenado pushed the cardinalsHe leads 9-2 with a two-run homer later in the inning

THE Dodgers cut the deficit to 9-7 in the sixth inning. Miguel Vargas hit a single and David Peralta reached on an error by Goldschmidt at first base.

Miguel Rojas hit an RBI single to chase Wainwright. Reliever Genesis Cabrera escorted Trayce Thompson to the stage for Freeman’s grand slam.

Max Muncy homered in the seventh to cut the deficit to 9-8.

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A walk by Brendan Donovan and singles by Mercado and Nootbaar drove in a run in the eighth inning. Goldschmidt then drew an intentional walk, Mercado scored on Yency Almonte’s wild pitch and Contreras blasted his second three-run homer.

Gorman hit a two-run homer.

— Field Level Media