Phillies Vs. Cardinals Final Score: St. Louis Clubs 3 Homers To Avoid Series Sweep

The St. Louis Cardinals got back to their winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. St. Louis avoided the four-game series sweep by getting to Phillies ace Roy Halladay early before the veteran exited after the second inning with shoulder soreness. Yadier Molina's first inning grand slam probably didn't make Halladay's shoulder feel any better.

After Molina provided the four spot in the first inning, the Cards tacked on three more runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to secure the win. That's all the support starter Adam Wainwright would need. Wainwright went six innings and allowed seven hits and one earned run to improve to 4-5 on the season.

Right fielder Carlos Beltran hit his 15th homer of the season in the fifth, a three-run shot that scored Rafael Furcal and Skip Schumaker. First baseman Matt Adams would homer in the next inning, his first of the year.

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