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Recap: Phillies Lose Fourth Straight

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Matt Holliday hit a tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the seventh and Felipe Lopez supplied a two-run double the next inning, as St. Louis defeated the scuffling Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, in the third installment of a four-game series at Busch Stadium.

Albert Pujols stroked an RBI single for the Cardinals, who have won eight games in a row for the first time since a nine-game streak from August 27- September 5, 2004.

St. Louis’ Jaime Garcia (9-4) yielded a home run to Ryan Howard, one of four hits recorded by Philadelphia against the 23-year-old lefty in his seven innings of work.

Joe Blanton (3-6) allowed five runs — three earned in seven plus innings for Philadelphia, which fell to 1-6 on its eight-game road trip that started after the All-Star break.

The Phillies were held to one run for the second straight game and 23rd time this season.


Final - 7.21.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 X 5 7 1
WP: Jaime Garcia (9 - 4)
SV: Ryan Franklin (18)
LP: Joe Blanton (3 - 6)

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