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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.