Adams has one double and three homers in 19 previous at-bats in the Reds' ballpark. Two of those home runs came in extra innings of the Cardinals' Sept. 4 victory over the Reds last season, a game Adams entered to replace an injured Allen Craig.
While Adams is in the Opening Day lineup for the first time in his career, Peralta represents the eighth Opening Day shortstop to start for the Cardinals over the past eight seasons. Though Peralta hit seventh on Monday, the Cardinals will consider batting him as high as second as the season progresses.
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