Ninth Inning Blues

POSTED: 10:50 PM CDT Apr 08, 2013 
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mitchell Boggs
ST. LOUIS -

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brandon Phillips kick-started a nine-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking bloop double and Shin-Soo Choo made amends for two botched fly balls with a three-run double, and the Cincinnati Reds spoiled the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener with a 13-4 victory on Monday.
    
Mitchell Boggs (0-1), the stand-in closer for St. Louis, yielded six runs while getting only one out and the Cardinals needed four more pitchers to get out of the inning. Only a few thousand fans remained of the largest regular-season crowd of 47,375 for the bottom of the ninth in 8-year-old Busch Stadium history.
    
The defending NL Central champions Cardinals held a tribute for Stan Musial before the game.