Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 45470

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 2
Philadelphia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 9 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 82-69 41-34 41-35 L1
Philadelphia 98-52 52-23 46-29 W1

Recap


Raul Ibanez's grand slam highlighted a six-run eighth inning and Roy Oswalt tossed seven scoreless frames as the Philadelphia Phillies clinched their fifth consecutive National League East title with a 9-2 home triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
 
Shane Victorino homered and drove in three runs and Jimmy Rollins collected four singles and scored twice for Philadelphia, which aided NL East rival Atlanta by handing the Cardinals just their second loss in 10 games.
 
St. Louis fell 4 1/2 games behind the Braves in the race for the wild card and 6 1/2 behind the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers, who defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
 
After Victorino and Hunter Pence had RBI singles to give Philadelphia a 5-2 lead in the eighth, Ibanez deposited an Octavio Dotel offering into the seats in right field to send Citizens Bank into a frenzy.
 
Oswalt (8-9) recorded his first victory over the Cardinals in his last nine career starts by scattering five hits and striking out seven.
 
Jake Westbrook (12-9) yielded two runs on five hits and issued five walks in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Philadelphia
Jake Westbrook Player Roy Oswalt
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 5
2.70 ERA 0.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Philadelphia
Lance Berkman Player Jimmy Rollins
3 Hits 4
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.750 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 10 0 11 .270 13 7 2 0 1 2
Philadelphia 10 2 17 .294 26 4 9 7 0 0

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 .755 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .551 after a loss.
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