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Cardinals Vs. Royals Score Update: Late Runs Push Cardinals To Victory

After an excellent pitching duel in the first game of their series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals decided to light up the scoreboard on Saturday. A late rally by the Royals gave them the lead in the 7th inning, but the Cardinals struck back and eventually pulled away for the 10-7 win. Both teams recorded 14 hits in the exciting matchup.

Matt Holliday had a huge day at the plate, driving in five runs, including a two-run homer in the opening inning. Holliday had four hits to lead the Cardinals. Yadier Molina was also excellent, driving in four runs on three hits, including a two-run home run. Joe Kelly delivered a solid performance in just the second start of his career, but Mitchell Boggs eventually earned the win.

The Royals were led by Mike Moustakas, who drove in four runs on three hits in the loss.

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