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The hosts thumped the former Ranger for seven runs in the second inning and ousted Mikolas before he could get a fifth out. The Rangers utilized an “opener” pitcher and everything went according to plan when they removed him by the second inning. The Cardinals had to remove opening-day starter Mikolas in the second inning because nothing was going as they planned. Texas lashed him for eight hits and two homers in one inning to send the Cardinals to their 12th loss in 15 games.
“That’s a good question,” manager Mike Shildt said when asked about the striking contrasts.