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It’s Cardinals Opening Day. Jordan Walker is in the lineup; Wainwright sang the anthem

The St. Louis Cardinals open their 2023 MLB season at home on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

While the game’s official start time is 3:10 p.m., fans are already downtown at Busch Stadium. Jordan Walker will be making his MLB debut at right field, batting eighth in the lineup.

Wainwright sings

Cardinals pitcher and country music artist Adam Wainwright took to the mic to sing the U.S. national anthem in his final opening day as a player. In addition to his duties on the mound, Wainwright moonlights as a country music singer, performing at events for his charity “Big League Impact.” 

Fan scenes from 2023 Cardinals opening day

Action from inside Busch Stadium

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