Oswalt, Kendrick Hammered As Phils Drop Series Finale Vs. Cardinals

Kyle Kendrick and Roy Oswalt were rocked in the Phils' series finale vs. St. Louis.

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Oswalt, Kendrick Hammered As Phils Drop Series Finale Vs. Cardinals

Roy Oswalt started tonight’s Phils-Cardinals series finale, but had arguably his worst outing of the season, giving up five hits and four earned runs in just two innings. His immediate replacement, Kyle Kendrick, didn’t do much better on the mound, allowing another pair of runs, and the Phillies were never able to overcome St. Louis’ offensive explosion, which consisted of 12 runs and solid performances from regular contributors like Lance Berkman (3 RBI) and Matt Holliday (2-for-4, 2 RBI).

Despite their loss by a score of 12-2, in which Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz recorded runs, the Phillies still came away with the series victory after beating the Cardinals in the opening two games vs. St. Louis, and will take on the Athletics for a three-game matchup beginning on Friday.

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Cliff Lee Tosses Second Straight Shutout As Phillies Beat Cardinals 4-0

Cliff Lee threw his second straight complete game shutout as the Phillies took the second game of their series with Cardinals 4-0. Lee has now given up just one run in his last four starts (33 innings), giving him an ERA of 0.27 in June. The last Phillie toss back to back shutouts was Cory Lidle in 2004.

Amazingly enough, the last three pitchers to throw consecutive shutouts all happen to currently be in the Phillies rotation. Cliff Lee tonight, Roy Halladay in 2009 and Roy Oswalt in 2008.

The Phillies run tonight came mostly from the longball. Jimmy Rollins led off the fourth with a solo shot and Ryan Howard added a two homer to left later in the inning. Shane Victorino scored on a Chase Utley sac fly in the 9th for some insurance.

Former Phillie Kyle Lohse did a solid job for the Cards tonight giving up those three runs in the fourth, but holding the Phillies scoreless over the seven other innings he pitched.

The Phils will go for the sweep tomorrow night with Roy Oswalt facing Chris Carpenter.

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