Cardinals Home Openers in the La Russa Era

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A look back at St. Louis Cardinals home opening contests since 1996 and wins back to 1955.

2009-Pirates 6, Cardinals 4 The Cardinals took a 4-2 in the bottom of the 8th on a home run by Ryan Ludwick and a sac fly by David Freese before Jason Motte blew up in the 9th in his first save opportunity, giving up 4 runs, 4 hits and hit a batter with the key hit a 2-out, 3-RBI double by Jack Wilson.  Adam Wainwright started the game and left with a 2-0 lead and one out in the 6th after...