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Westbrook Deals Phillies a Losing Hand

Cardinals 4, Phillies 1
WP – Jake Westbrook (12-8, 3.62)
LP – Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.85)
SV – Jason Motte (26)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies manufactured an early first inning run, a good start for Cliff Lee.

In fact, Lee was dealing a spectacular outing against the Cards, having retired 12 straight batters through innings 2-5. But one swing from Matt Holliday changed that in the 6th and it was all Jake Westbrook and St. Louis needed in a 4-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday.

Lee was absolutely on his best stuff through the first five innings. It changed in the blink of an eye, though.

Jon Jay led off the 6th with a single and Allen Craig followed it up with a double to put runners on second and third. Holliday then took Lee’s 1-2 fastball deep for a three-run homer to give the Cards a 3-1 lead.

Westbrook coasted the rest of the way with the lead, shutting the Phillies down through 7 2/3 innings. He gave up only one run, an RBI on a Ryan Howard ground out, on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

2B: Frandsen (1).



Series Preview: vs St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 51-60, 5th in NL East; STL: 61-51, 3rd in NL Central

When: August 10-12
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02) vs Kyle Lohse (12-2, 2.79)
Saturday: Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.78) vs Jake Westbrook (11-8, 3.76)
Sunday: Vance Worley (6-7, 3.83) vs Laynce Lynn (13-5, 3.52)

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:05, CSN
Saturday, 7:05, CSN
Sunday, 1:35, PHL 17
All Games on 94.1 FM

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NLDS Preview: Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals

Philadelphia: 102-60; 1st in NL East
St. Louis: 90-72; 2nd in NL Central (Wild Card winner)

Game 1: Oct. 1, 5:07 PM – (Roy Halladay vs Kyle Lohse)
Game 2: Oct. 2, 8:07 PM (Cliff Lee vs Chris Carpenter)
Game 3: Oct. 4, _ PM (Cole Hamels vs Edwin Jackson)
Game 4*: Oct. 5, _ PM (TBD vs Jaime Garcia)
Game 5*: Oct. 7, _ PM (TBD vs TBD)

Road to the Playoffs
PHI: The Phils cruised to their easiest of five straight NL East titles with their second straight 100-win season. Though the road got a little bumpy in the beginning of the season with a slumping outfield as well as towards the end of the season when they went on an eight-game skid after clinching homefield, the Phillies season was filled with dominance. Their consistently dominant play has given fans in Philadelphia reason to expect another parade down Broad Street.

STL: The Cardinals’ road was a lot bumpier, and in the long run, more exhausting. On August 25, they trailed the Braves by 10 1/2 games in the NL Wild Card race. Since then, they’ve gone 23-9, while Atlanta went 11-20, completing one of the biggest comebacks in baseball history. The Cardinals may be incredibly hot riding into Saturday’s Game 1. But is momentum as big as it sounds or will they hit a brick wall in Philadelphia?

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Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 45-28, 1st in NL East; STL: 40-33, 1st in NL Central

When: June 21-23
Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO)

Probable Pitchers
Tuesday: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.56) vs Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96)
Wednesday: Cliff Lee (7-5, 3.12) vs Kyle Lohse (7-3, 2.88)
Thursday: Roy Oswalt (4-5, 3.38) vs Chris Carpenter (1-7, 4.47)

Broadcast Info
Tuesday, 8:15, PHL 17
Wednesday, 8:15, CSN
Thursday, 8:15, PHL 17
All Games on 1210 AM

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Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 25-14, 1st in NL East; STL: 22-19, 2nd in NL Central

When: May 16-17
Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.78) vs Jake Westbrook (2-3, 6.92)
Tuesday: Roy Oswalt (3-1, 3.33) vs. Jaime Garcia (5-1, 1.89)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 7:05, CSN
Tuesday, 8:15, PHL 17
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