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Peter Bourjos

Cards start fast, cruise to win over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX From the very beginning, the St. Louis Cardinals had the Arizona Diamondbacks on their heels. The Cardinals aren't the fastest baserunning team by any means, but they were keenly aggressive Tuesday night at Chase Field. In the first inning, Matt Carpenter boldly went from first to third on Tommy Pham's single to right. Rookie Yasmany Tomas' throw was off line, Carpenter was safe, and Pham wound up at second. That led to four early runs. In the fourth, Carpenter went from first to third against Tomas on Pham's second single to right. Pham again wound up at second base. This led to two more runs. Lefthander Jaime Garcia, the victor in a 9-1 romp, had not been...

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