SP Kyle Kendrick (W, 1-4) managed to throw a complete game shutout against the Cards lineup, allowing only 6 singles and 1 double, while striking out 4 batters. The Phillies lineup also accrued 7 hits, but their 4 doubles made a critical difference.
SP Jaime Garcia (L, 2-3) pitched six frames for the Cards, but allowed two-bag hits to C Brian Schneider, CF Shane Victorino, 3B Placido Polanco and LF John Mayberry -- hits that ultimately led to 4 ER. Garcia also struck out 6 and walked 2, but ultimately could not lead the Cardinals to a win. RP Chuckie Fick made his major league debut on the night, pitching the ninth inning while allowing only a single in an otherwise quiet outing.
The Cards will look to fend off the sweep on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. CDT.
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