The Philadelphia Phillies were defeated, 8-3, by the St. Louis Cardinals on a hot Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Despite the loss, the Phillies won the series, 3-1.
The Phillies got off to a rough start in the heat when starting pitcher Roy Halladay was knocked out of the game after just two innings. Halladay was removed for right shoulder soreness. Halladay gave up a grand slam in the first inning to Yadier Molina. Molina left the game in the fifth inning due to dehydration. Halladay had one walk and no strikeouts in the two innings of work.
Juan Pierre cut into the Cardinals lead with an RBI single in the third inning. Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer off of Chad Qualls in the fifth inning to push the lead to 7-1. Matt Adams hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to extend the lead to 8-1. Pierre scored a run in the eighth and drove in another in the ninth but an epic comeback was not in the offing for Philadelphia.
Adam Wainwright picked up the win for the Cardinals after going six innings and allowing only one earned run. Halladay picked up his fifth loss.
The Phillies next series begins May 28 in New York against the Mets at Citi Field.
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