Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 6, 2001: Vina Goes 5 for 5 and Pujols Hits His First Dinger

     On April 6, 2001, Fernando Vina went 5 for 5 which included a triple, and three ribbies as the Cardinals knocked off the Diamondbacks 12-9 on Opening Day in Arizona. The big inning for the Birds came in the fifth when they broke a 2-2 tie by scoring eight runs in the frame. One inning before the offensive explosion a 21-year-old rookie by the name of Albert Pujols hit the first home run of his career, it was a 2 run shot that gave the Cardinals their first lead of the day. Pujols parked 445 balls in the seats while wearing the Birds on the Bat.

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