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Cardinals Up 3-0 After Three On Lance Berkman Homer

On the first pitch of the at bat, Lance Berkman crushed a middle-in fastball into the right field stands to give the Cardinals an early 3-0 lead.

After a lead-off single by Rafael Furcal, the shortstop stole second base. Allen Craig then struck out, but with first base open, Roy Halladay pitched around Albert Pujols, walking him on four pitches.

It was then that Lance Berkman stepped to the plate and crushed the first pitch he saw into the stands.

It’s now the end of the third, with Kyle Lohse getting nine outs and giving up zero hits on only 22 pitches.