St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 44233

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 62-52 34-23 28-29 W1
Philadelphia 51-62 25-33 26-29 L1

Recap


Cardinals 4, Phillies 1: Matt Holliday belted a three-run homer and Jake Westbrook tossed 7 2/3 solid innings to win his career-high fifth consecutive start as visiting St. Louis evened its three-game series with Philadelphia.

Allen Craig joined Holliday with three hits and Carlos Beltran added an RBI single for the Cardinals, who defeated the Phillies for only the second time in six meetings this season. St. Louis moved to within 1 1/2 games of Pittsburgh for the second wild card spot.

After Cliff Lee (2-7) retired 12 straight batters, Jon Jay started the sixth inning with an infield single to extend his hitting streak to six games. Craig followed with his second double of the contest before Holliday deposited a fastball from Lee into the first row beyond the wall in right field for his 22nd homer - tying last season's total.

Westbrook (12-8) made the sixth-inning uprising stand up after allowing one run on four hits while inducing 16 ground-ball outs. Marc Rzepczynski retired Chase Utley to end the eighth inning before Jason Motte struck out a pair in the ninth for his 26th save.

Lee permitted four runs on 10 hits in seven innings to take the loss. The veteran southpaw was bidding for his first home victory since tossing a shutout against Atlanta on Sept. 5, 2011.

Domonic Brown scored on Ryan Howard's fielder's choice in the first inning to open the scoring.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Holliday's homer was his first since he went deep on two occasions on Aug. 1. ... Craig has five games this season with at least two doubles. ... Brown extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two-out single in the eighth inning. ... Yadier Molina was hit by a pitch for the second time in as many days. He has been hit on four occasions this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Philadelphia
Jake Westbrook Player Cliff Lee
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 10
1.17 ERA 5.14
Hitting
St. Louis   Philadelphia
Matt Holliday Player Domonic Brown
3 Hits 1
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 1
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 10 1 16 .278 15 9 4 1 0 1
Philadelphia 4 0 5 .129 9 5 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .410 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .557 after a win and .528 after a loss.