National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at St. Louis|
(Wednesday, July 24th)
Final Score: St. Louis 11, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Shane Robinson and Matt Adams each drove in
three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-3 win over the
Philadelphia Phillies in the middle tilt of a three-game set at Busch Stadium.
Yadier Molina, David Freese, Matt Carpenter, Brock Peterson and Pete Kozma
all contributed with an RBI. Five different players had multi-hit efforts for
the Cardinals, winners of five of their last six.
Jake Westbrook (7-4) recorded his fourth straight quality start, pitching
seven solid innings. He was charged with nine hits and three runs, fanning two
without issuing a walk.
"We just worry about the things we control. We just have to go out there and
win some ball games. That is what we're focused on right now," Westbrook said.
John Lannan (2-4) was tagged for four runs on eight hits with two walks in
four full frames. Coming into the game he held the Cardinals to two runs or
fewer in seven previous starts against them.
"There are going to be games like this where I give up hits. I just have to
try and limit the damage. I didn't do that tonight," Lannan said.
Carlos Ruiz, John Mayberry and Michael Martinez each drove in a run for the
Phillies, who have scored just eight runs during their four-game losing skid.
Already leading by three, the Cardinals opened up the game in the fifth.
Craig, Freese and Adams all doubled, respectively, to center off J.C. Ramirez,
with the latter two driving in a run each to boost the hosts to a 6-1 edge.
Following two walks, Robinson capped off the five run inning with a bases-
In the seventh, Mayberry doubled in Laynce Nix and two batters later he
crossed home on a Martinez two-out base hit up the middle to make it a six-run
With two men on in the eighth, Peterson recorded his first major-league hit
and RBI with a pinch-single off Chase Utley's glove. Kozma followed with an
RBI line drive to make it 11-3 Cardinals.
The scoring started in the second when back-to-back singles and a walk loaded
the bases for the Cards. Adams chopped a ball through the right side of the
infield to plate two. Kozma then lifted a fly to right, but Delmon Young's
throw was in time to get Freese at the plate.
After Philadelphia failed to score with a runner on third and one out in the
third, St. Louis capitalized with two outs in the home half when Molina
singled home Carpenter.
Lannan issued a two-out walk in the fourth to Westbrook, who then stole his
second career base. Carpenter delivered a single up the middle to give
the Cardinals a 4-0 cushion.
The Phillies got on the board in the fifth when Ruiz singled to right to score
Darin Ruf from second.
Prior to the game, the Phillies designated catcher Humberto Quintero for
assignment and selected the contract of Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley
... Phillies slugger Domonic Brown was out of the lineup, he is being
evaluated for concussion-like symptoms ... St. Louis went 9-for-20 with
runners in scoring position, while Philadelphia went 2-for-10 ... Craig
extended his hitting streak to nine games ... The Phillies are just 9-17
against NL Central opponents this season ... The Cardinals hold the best
record in baseball and are a season-high 24 games over .500.
07/25 01:22:49 ET