Winning three games over the lowly San Diego Padres hasn't seemed to cure any of the St. Louis Cardinals' ills (and it certainly did not improve their health). The Cardinals lost their sixth straight game to teams that aren't the Padres on Saturday night, dropping a 5-3 tilt to the Phillies in extra innings.
The Cardinals held a 3-2 lead on the Phillies and starter Cliff Lee into the seventh inning, but Mitchell Boggs gave up a double to Juan Pierre to tie the game. The Cardinals almost retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Matt Adams double with Yadier Molina on first, but the St. Louis catcher was thrown out at home trying to score. In the bottom of the ninth the Cardinals had Daniel Descalso on second with one out, but both Tyler Greene and Matt Holliday struck out to end the inning.
In the top of the tenth, Hunter Pence followed a Pierre single off Jason Motte with a home run to right center. The Cardinals went quietly in the tenth, with Carlos Beltran popping out, David Freese striking out and Yadier Molina grounding out against Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
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