Ankiel, Greene homer to lead St. Louis past Memphis

Sunday, April 5, 2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rick Ankiel and Khalil Greene each hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Class AAA Memphis Redbirds 7-3 on Saturday.

Joel Pineiro allowed three runs, two earned, and three hits in seven innings for St. Louis. He only allowed one hit after the first inning and retired the last 14 batters he faced.

Shane Robinson had two hits of the Redbirds' four hits and scored two runs. Memphis scored on a double steal and also got one on an error by second baseman Skip Schumaker.

Ankiel went deep in the first inning and Greene connected in the third.

-- AP

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