Paul DeJong homers, drives in 4, Cardinals beat Texas 8-2

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Paul DeJong homers, drives in 4, Cardinals beat Texas 8-2
Paul DeJong homers, drives in 4, Cardinals beat Texas 8-2

Paul DeJong homered and had a season-high four RBIs, Matt Carpenter's opposite-field double off the very top of the outfield wall ignited a decisive inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas 8-2 on Saturday, getting their first victory over the Rangers since the 2011 World Series. Carpenter was initially given a two-run homer in the fifth after his drive hit the wide pad atop the 14-foot left field wall, bounced up and then came back down into the field of play. There was no more rain until the game finished in a downpour that started when the Rangers were batting in the ninth. The Cardinals had lost seven regular season games in a row against Texas since their World Series title eight years ago.

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