For the second straight night vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, the St. Louis Cardinals received a stellar performance from their starting pitcher. But unlike Friday night, they provided enough offense to pick up a victory, winning 4-1.
St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook threw 7.2 innings on Saturday night, allowing only four hits and a single earned run in the bottom of the first inning. The final out in the eighth inning was secured by Mark Rzepczynski, with closer Jason Motte pitching a perfect ninth inning for his 26th save of the 2012 season.
The Cardinals' offense was mostly provided by Matt Holliday, who smacked a homer to right field in the sixth inning to put St. Louis up 3-1. Carlos Beltran added the fourth run with a single in the top of the ninth.
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