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Ludwick's slam keys Cards' 10-5 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Albert Pujols hit a two-run single when the Royals pitched to him and Ryan Ludwick hit a grand slam when they didn't, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat in-state rival Kansas City 10-5 Friday night.

Khalil Greene and Rick Ankiel hit consecutive homers off Kyle Davies (3-7) to give St. Louis an early seven-run lead. Colby Rasmus had two RBIs and 4 of the Cardinals' 14 hits.

Brad Thompson (2-2) overcame homers by David DeJesus and Miguel Olivo for his second straight win after an 11-game winless streak.

The real drama, though, came in Pujols' first two at-bats, when the 2-time MVP lined a two-run single and intentionally walked to set up Ludwick's first career grand slam.

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