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Kendrick Pitches First Career Shutout

Phillies 4, Cardinals 0WP – Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 4.10)
LP – Jaime Garcia 3-3, 3.78)

ST. LOUIS — Last season, the Phillies had seven individual complete game shutouts, six by Cliff Lee and one by Roy Halladay.

Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick pitched a 4-0 shutout over the Cardinals, the first in his career. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

This season they have two, and none of them belong to Lee, Halladay, Cole Hamels or Vance Worley. Instead, Joe Blanton has one and now Kyle Kendrick has the other.

Kendrick pitched his first career shutout, and first complete game since July 2010. His seven-hitter provided the Phillies with a 4-0 win over the Cardinals, earning them a series win as well as expanding their winning streak to four games.

It was Kendrick’s first win of the season, allowing seven hits and striking out four while throwing 94 pitches. In Kendrick’s last five starts, he has allowed only six earned runs through 33 innings pitching in the place of Lee and Worley respectively.

The Phils got to Jaime Garcia in the 4th inning on an RBI double by Shane Victorino. They poured it on in the 6th inning when John Mayberry drove in two on a double to left field and Victorino scored on a ground out by Freddy Galvis to make it 4-0.

After that, Kendrick coasted the rest of the way to preserve his milestone victory.

2B: Schneider (2), Victorino (11), Polanco (9), Mayberry (7).

Boxscore.

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