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Phils Fall 7-1, Moyer Hurt


St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Chris Carpenter allowed just one run in eight strong innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the struggling Philadelphia Phillies, 7-1, in the second of four games at Busch Stadium. 

Carpenter (11-3) yielded just five hits and a walk while fanning four, helping the Cardinals win their seventh straight game. Matt Holliday launched a three- run homer, while Randy Winn added a two-run shot in the victory.

It is the first seven-game win streak for St. Louis since July 7-16, 2006.

Jayson Werth and Placido Polanco each had two hits for the Phillies, who have lost five of six to begin the second half and lost their starting pitcher due to injury. Jamie Moyer pitched only one inning before being removed due to a left elbow strain; the severity of the injury is unclear thus far.

Andrew Carpenter (0-1) relieved Moyer and gave up three runs in three innings to receive the loss.

The Cardinals got to the Phillies rookie hurler in the third, when Felipe Lopez singled leading off and Winn followed with a blast to the right-field seats for a 2-0 lead.

Yadier Molina doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the fourth to extend St. Louis’ lead, and the hosts broke the game open in the fifth.

Danys Baez came on to pitch for the Phillies and walked both Winn and Albert Pujols before surrendering a three-run homer to Holliday, putting the Cards ahead, 6-0.

St. Louis’ Carpenter dominated, allowing only three hits and a walk through the first six innings, but the Phillies finally got on the board via back-to- back doubles from Werth and Shane Victorino in the seventh.

The Phillies, however, did not threaten the rest of the way, and Winn’s RBI single in the eighth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

One day after receiving the loss in Monday’s series opener, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick was demoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, prompting the recall of Andrew Carpenter…The Cardinals are 38-21 in games started by Chris Carpenter, Jaime Garcia and Adam Wainwright. Garcia and Wainwright are scheduled to start the final two games of this series…The Phillies have dropped nine of their last 11 road games…The season series is tied, 3-3…Winn, who also homered on Monday, went deep in consecutive games for the first time since September 25-26, 2007.


One Comment

  1. george w. zindell says:

    The Phillies have lost it, another week and they will be out of it! Forget the Wild Card !!! They are a sick team and the locker room has no leaders, just over paid players, putting in poor performances. Should have kept Lee on the staff and get rid of Howard! He started going downhill when he got more money!!! Werth will be in the American League. Yankee’s??? Moyer…..
    middle relief at Best and change the tempo of a game. Sorry, you haven’t been a starter in a long time, POPs!!! The team needs a good kick in the Ass, but it’s too late!!! Now the Eagles, GO Vick!!! (HA!) (HA!) Fools!!!

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