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Cards 1st to hit 4 straight HRs in 1st

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nolan Arenado sparked a record barrage of four straight home runs by St. Louis in the first inning, then hit a tiebreaking drive in the ninth that sent the Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 Saturday.

With two outs in the first, Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carson homered off Kyle Gibson. It was the first time in major league history a team connected for four homers in a row in the first inning.

"It was really cool just being a part of that," Arenado said. "It was almost surreal. You didn't really believe it. Those moments are special. I'm very thankful for them."

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NL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 K. Schwarber, Phi23
2 P. Alonso, NYM22
3 C. Walker, Ari21
4 A. Riley, Atl20
5 P. Goldschmidt, StL19
6t N. Arenado, StL17
6t M. Betts, LAD17
6t C. Cron, Col17
6t J. Pederson, SF17
10t W. Adames, Mil16
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NL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 P. Alonso, NYM69
2 P. Goldschmidt, StL65
3 C. Cron, Col58
4 T. Turner, LAD57
5 F. Lindor, NYM56
6 N. Arenado, StL55
7 R. Tellez, Mil53
8 K. Schwarber, Phi51
9 F. Freeman, LAD49
10t B. Harper, Phi48
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