Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 25, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 43375

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 9 0
St. Louis 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 24-23 11-13 13-10 W3
St. Louis 25-21 12-10 13-11 L2

Recap


Phillies 5, Cardinals 3:
Hunter Pence's opposite-field two-run homer in the 10th inning lifted visiting Philadelphia to its third straight win.

Juan Pierre led off with a single against Jason Motte (3-2) before Pence drove an outside fastball for his 11th homer. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect 10th for his 14th save.

The Phillies have won the first two games of this four-game series to move over .500.

Cliff Lee, making his fourth start since coming off the disabled list from a strained oblique, helped his cause by leading off the seventh with a single. Juan Pierre doubled him home to make it 3-3.

Jimmy Rollins returned from paternity leave and laced an RBI single to put the Phillies on top 1-0 in the second, then scored on first baseman Matt Adams’ error. Adams is starting in place of Lance Berkman, who is expected to miss 8-to-10 weeks following knee surgery.

Adams redeemed himself by doubling in the bottom half and scoring on Shane Robinson’s double. Rafael Furcal’s third homer, a liner just barely over the fence in left, tied it 2-2 in the third.

When center fielder Shane Victorino lost David Freese’s fly ball in the lights in the fourth, Freese ended up with a triple. Yadier Molina singled to give the Cardinals a 3-2 lead.

Kyle Lohse went 6 2/3 innings for St. Louis, allowing three runs on six hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, who has a tender right knee, was originally not in Friday's lineup. But after assuring manager Mike Matheny, Beltran started and went 0-for-5. ... St. Louis fell to 12-10 at home.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   St. Louis
Cliff Lee Player Kyle Lohse
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.1
7 Strikeouts 0
8 Hits 6
3.86 ERA 2.84
Hitting
Philadelphia   St. Louis
Cliff Lee Player Matt Adams
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 9 1 14 .225 14 1 4 1 0 0
St. Louis 11 1 19 .297 14 11 3 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Phillies have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .478 after a loss.