St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Ben Revere hit a two-run double during a
three-run seventh inning, Cole Hamels tossed seven solid innings and the
Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals by a 4-1 margin on Monday.
Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Phillies. Hamels (1-2) gave up
one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and four walks. The left-hander had
been 0-4 with a 3.23 ERA since Sept. 23, 2014.
Matt Holliday drove in the lone run for the Cardinals, who have lost two in a
row since a four-game winning streak. John Lackey (1-1) allowed three runs on
nine hits over seven innings.
St. Louis confirmed Monday that ace Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the
season with a torn left Achilles, an injury he suffered over the weekend while
The Cardinals broke a scoreless tie in the third when Matt Carpenter, Jhonny
Peralta and Holliday hit three straight two-out singles. Matt Adams walked to
load the bases but Mark Reynolds grounded out.
Philadelphia took the lead with a three-run seventh. Cody Asche and Carlos
Ruiz singled to put men on the corners. Asche was tagged out at home when
Freddy Galvis grounded into a fielder’s choice. The runners moved up to second
and third on a sacrifice bunt, and both scored on Revere’s ground-rule-double
down the left-field line. Herrera followed with an RBI single to right.
The Phillies tacked on an insurance run off Matt Belisle in the ninth. Ruiz
doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored when Darin Ruf grounded
Ken Giles tossed a scoreless eighth and Jonathan Papelbon left men on first
and second in the ninth. Papelbon secured his 111th save as a Phillie, moving
him just one behind Jose Mesa for the club record.
The Cardinals started an 11-game homestand on Monday, while the Phillies began
a 10-game road trip … Hamels picked up his first victory over St. Louis