The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night by a final score of 4-1. Philadelphia knocked in its only run in the bottom of the first inning thanks to first baseman Ryan Howard, who grounded out on a fielder's choice that scored right fielder Domonic Brown.
The Cardinals recovered from the early deficit in the sixth inning, putting up three runs courtesy of a homer by left fielder Matt Holliday. They bolstered their lead in the eighth, making it 4-1 after an RBI single by outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Cliff Lee was given the loss, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs in seven innings. His record fell to 2-7 on the season.
Philadelphia's record dropped to 51-63 after the defeat, while the Cardinals improved to 62-52. The two teams will face off again on Sunday in the third and final matchup of the series. The game is set to begin at 1:35 p.m. Eastern Time.
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