Padres Beat Pujols and Cardinals in 11 innings

8 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 31 2011 Mar 31, 2011 Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:35:00 PM CDT March 31, 2011 in Sports
Source: Assoicated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cameron Maybin tied it with a two-out homer in the ninth inning and grounded a single that led to the go-ahead run in the 11th Thursday as the San Diego Padres opened with a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals star Albert Pujols had an awful start to what could be his 11th and final season in St. Louis. He grounded into a career-worst three double plays while going 0 for 5. The three-time NL MVP cut off contract negotiations at the start of spring training and could be a free agent this fall.

Shortstop Ryan Theriot's fielding error in his St. Louis debut allowed the go-ahead run to score. Matt Holliday homered in the eighth and had three hits for the Cardinals.

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