MEMPHIS (KAIT) - A sellout crowd of 10,442 watched the 10th edition of the Battle of the Birds. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer as the Cardinals held off the Redbirds 6-3 Monday night.
Michael Wacha & Adam Wainwright were on the bump for St. Louis and Memphis respectively. Adolis Garcia gave the AAA affiliate an early 1-0 lead with an RBI single.
The Cardinals open the season Thursday in Milwaukee (1:10pm first pitch). The Redbirds will open at home on April 4th.