National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at St. Louis|
(Sunday, May 27th)
Final Score: St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina hit a grand slam before an
early exit due to dehydration, and Carlos Beltran added a three-run home run
as St. Louis ripped Philadelphia, 8-3, in the finale of a four-game set from a
blistering-hot Busch Stadium.
Matt Adams launched his first career homer for the Cardinals, who salvaged a
game in the series. Adam Wainwright (4-5) scattered seven hits and one run
over six innings.
Juan Pierre totaled three hits and drove in two runs for the Phillies, whose
four-game win streak came to a halt. Roy Halladay (4-5) lasted just two
innings thanks to right shoulder soreness, charged with four hits and four
runs and a walk.
"Of course I'm worried. Any time you have to fill a spot, it concerns me,"
said Phils manager Charlie Manuel on the possibility of losing one of his
aces. "If we have to do it, we'll get somebody and fill it. The games will go
Halladay's first-inning struggles haunted him again on a day where game-time
temperatures were well into the 90s.
Skip Schumaker and Matt Holliday hit consecutive one-out singles, a groundout
advanced both, David Freese walked to load the bases and Molina barely cleared
the wall in center to make it 4-0.
Mike Fontenot started the visitors' third with a single, was sacrificed to
second, moved up on a Jimmy Rollins grounder and scored on a Pierre base hit.
Phils center fielder Shane Victorino robbed Adams of a homer to record the
second out of the fourth, but the Cards moved ahead 7-1 in the fifth as Rafael
Furcal walked, Schumaker singled and Beltran hit a three-run shot to right.
Molina exited in the midst of his fifth-inning at-bat, a casualty of the heat
and humidity which is notorious in the region at this time of year.
"I was seeing three pitchers at once," Molina admitted. "That wasn't a good
feeling. I felt kind of dizzy. This is the first time something like this has
happened and I'm glad it wasn't any worse."
Adams victimized Chad Qualls for his first career homer, a line-shot to right
for an 8-1 game.
A Victorino groundout scored Pierre in the eighth and Pierre singled home
Freddy Galvis in the ninth.
Beltran recorded his fourth game of at least three RBI this season, and first
since driving in four on May 11 against Atlanta. He has 26 career longballs
against Philadelphia, third-highest among active players (Chipper Jones, 47
and Andruw Jones, 38)...Molina's slam was the third in his career and first
since September 6, 2010 at Milwaukee...The Phillies haven't produced a four-
game sweep in St. Louis since 1913...Both clubs are in action on Monday as the
Cardinals begin a 10-game trip in Atlanta and the Phils head to Flushing to
take on the Mets.
05/27 21:05:23 ET