St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

STL
4
PHI
5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
STL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
PHI 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 8 0

Home Runs: STL - Matt Adams (13)

The Phillies rode a four-run third inning to victory over Adam Wainwright and the Cards.


Game Information
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 28,366

PHILADELPHIA (AP) After the first inning, the results for Kyle Kendrick are completely different.

Ryan Howard drove in a pair of runs and Kendrick overcame a rocky opening inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Ben Revere, who entered the day second in the NL in batting, went 3 for 4 to raise his average to .315. Chase Utley and Marlon Byrd also drove in runs for Philadelphia, which won its third in four games.

Matt Adams homered and Matt Holliday drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who lost for just the second time in nine games.

Kendrick (6-11) increased his first-inning ERA to 9.69 this season by allowing three early runs. He left after giving up four runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings.

"It's not in my head at all; it's really not," Kendrick said. "I don't know. It's one of those things this year. It will be gone next year I think."

Adam Wainwright (15-8) failed in his bid to become the first 16-game winner in the big leagues while continuing his August struggles. The right-hander allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits in six innings, dropping to 2-3 with a 6.49 ERA in five starts this month.

"I haven't been able to make pitches like I want to," Wainwright said. "I've been talking myself blue in the face. Now I just have to go out and pitch."

Wainwright looked to be in good position to earn the victory after the first inning.

It was a continuing theme for Kendrick, but he settled down after his early struggles.

Adams' leadoff homer in the third was the right-hander's only other blemish, and he finished by retiring his final eight batters. Kendrick has a 4.01 ERA in all innings other than the first this season.

"You just have to battle," Kendrick said. "I'm a competitor. I don't want to lose, so I just had to keep battling. That's all you can do. Keep making pitches, keep grinding and try to keep your team in the game."

Jonathan Papelbon capped 2 2-3 innings of scoreless relief by the Phillies' bullpen with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 31st save in 33 opportunities.

Philadelphia took the lead with four runs in the third thanks to some help from the Cardinals.

Carlos Ruiz singled and Howard got a late stop sign from coach Pete Mackanin after rounding third base. Adams caught Jon Jay's relay throw from center and appeared to have an easy out, but he threw wildly to third and Howard scored on the error.

The Phillies, who batted around in the inning, scored their first three runs on RBIs by Utley, Howard and Byrd.

Holliday's two-run double and Jay's sacrifice fly staked St. Louis to a 3-0 lead. Jay went 0 for 3, ending his 12-game hitting streak.

Holliday nearly tied it in the eighth, but Byrd leaped high against the fence to catch the drive to right.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina (right thumb) missed his 35th straight game on Friday night.

Phillies: OF John Mayberry (right wrist), on the DL since July 21, played in his third rehab game with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday night. Mayberry entered Friday 2 for 7 with Lehigh Valley.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.25) pitches the second game of the three-game set at 7:05 Saturday night. Miller has allowed a team-high 17 homers and 64 walks in 139 2-3 innings. He took the loss against the Phillies on June 19 when he gave up four runs in 6 2-3 innings.

Phillies: RHP David Buchanan (6-7, 4.25) makes his 14th start of the season in place of injured lefty Cliff Lee (left elbow), who is out for the season. Buchanan is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in one career start against the Cards.

REVERE'S RIDE

Revere is batting .373 since June 26 with multiple hits in 25 of 49 games over that stretch.

"It's just been, `See the ball, hit the ball, don't hit it to the defense,"' Revere said.

CLOSE TO HR

Holliday came within a few feet of his 13th homer.

"He hit it real well," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "I was surprised it didn't go out."

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Pitcher Matchup
Adam Wainwright
Innings Pitched:6 (Loss)
H 6, R 5, 2.52 ERA
Kyle Kendrick
(Win) Innings Pitched:6.1
H 8, R 4, 4.93 ERA

 
Jonathan Papelbon
(Save) Innings Pitched: 1
H 0, R 0, 1.52 ERA

Philadelphia batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ben Revere CF 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .315
Jimmy Rollins SS 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .237
Chase Utley 2B 4 0 0 1 0 2 2 .282
Ryan Howard 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .222
Marlon Byrd RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .268
Domonic Brown LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .225
Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Carlos Ruiz C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .262
Cody Asche 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248
Darin Ruf RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
Jake Diekman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Kyle Kendrick P 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .075
Ken Giles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Grady Sizemore CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301

St. Louis batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matt Carpenter 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .285
Kolten Wong 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .247
Matt Holliday LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .262
Matt Adams 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .309
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Jon Jay CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .310
Oscar Taveras RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .224
Tony Cruz C 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .205
Daniel Descalso 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Shane Robinson RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138
Adam Wainwright P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Sam Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Carlos Martinez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250

Philadelphia pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Kyle Kendrick 6.1 8 4 4 1 4 96-64 4.93
Ken Giles 1 0 0 0 0 0 10-7 1.19
Jonathan Papelbon 1 0 0 0 0 0 12-6 1.52
Jake Diekman 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 8-5 3.99

St. Louis pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Adam Wainwright 6 6 5 4 3 2 105-65 2.52
Sam Freeman 1 2 0 0 0 3 18-13 2.43
Carlos Martinez 1 0 0 0 0 0 11-6 4.75