The Houston Astros had the honor of hosting the first-ever night game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. But the St. Louis Cardinals spoiled the evening with 12 unanswered runs on Monday night to win 12-6.
It was so bad for the Astors there was even a sprinkler delay at the new ballpark at one point during the game.
The Astros took an early 4-0 lead in the third inning following a RBI by the newly returned Jose Altuve in the first inning. A double from Jake Marisnick and a single Josh Reddick plated three runs in the third.
The Red Birds would score two or more runs each of five of the final six innings of the game.
Joe Musgrove’s only runs allowed came off the bat of Jose Martinez who hit a home run to center in the fourth inning. Musgrove allowed two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out two and walking one.
Astros’ Alejandro Garcia had more 9th inning heroics with a two-run double off Miguel Socolovich to score A.J. Reed and Colin Moran.
Reddick finished the night going 3-for-3 with a RBI. Framber Valdez struggled on the mound with four earned runs on two hits over two innings — walking three. Jordan Jankowski also walked three Cardinals batters in an inning of work.