St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 11-6

CINCINNATI • An hour after Monday's 11-6 season-opening win by the Cardinals, alarms suddenly went off at the Great American Ball Park, with a recorded voice booming out orders to evacuate the stadium.

The ominous threat of danger, damage and destruction hung in the air.

And no, I'm not talking about the Cardinals' bullpen.

The sirens turned out to be a false alarm, but at the time my first thought was what did Albert Pujols do to Cincinnati now?

By the time Pu...