Corey Dickerson’s RBI triple gave the Rockies a 7-6 victory.
Joe Kelly allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits in five innings.
Matt Adams capped off a 4-run eighth inning rally with a laser shot to right center.
The Rams, Chiefs & Mizzou all won season openers for the first time since 1995.
Also hear from Dan McLaughlin, golf editor Dan Reardon & Blues head scout Bill Armstrong.
The Cardinals ace regained his form against the Pirates allowing just two hits.
Joe Kelly has been the stopper lately for a struggling rotation, winning five straight starts.
The only other time in his career that he allowed three homers in a game was June, 2012.
The two ball clubs finish their season series on Thursday with the Redbirds leading 11-8.
Michael Wacha blanked the Reds on three hits through six innings.