St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 16, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 45572

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 14 1
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 82-68 41-34 41-34 W3
Philadelphia 97-52 51-23 46-29 L1

Recap


Adron Chambers' first major-league hit brought home the winning run in the 11th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals continued their late push toward the postseason with a 4-2 road triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

Albert Pujols collected four singles and Tyler Greene added an RBI double in the 11th inning for St. Louis, which has won eight of its last nine to keep the pressure on both the division and wild-card leaders.

St. Louis moved within 3 1/2 games of the wild card-leading Atlanta Braves, who were trounced 12-2 by the New York Mets. The Cardinals remained 5 1/2 games behind the National League Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers, who posted a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

The night wasn't a total loss for the Phillies. The Braves' defeat clinched them at least a share of their fifth straight division title.

After Rafael Furcal led off the 11th inning with a double, Chambers brought him home with a sharp single in his second-major league at-bat. Greene promptly doubled the advantage with an RBI double.

Carlos Ruiz tied the game with a two-out double in the ninth for Philadelphia.

Kyle McClellan (12-6) worked a scoreless inning of relief to pick up the win, while rookie Michael Schwimer (1-1) allowed both 11th inning runs to take the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Philadelphia
Jaime Garcia Player Vance Worley
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 6
1.29 ERA 1.50
Hitting
St. Louis   Philadelphia
Albert Pujols Player John Mayberry
4 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
1.000 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 14 1 19 .326 24 8 4 7 0 1
Philadelphia 7 0 10 .175 16 9 1 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Phillies have a W/L % of .598 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .551 after a loss.
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