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Phillies Vs. Cardinals Score Update: St. Louis Trails 6-4 After 4 Innings

After allowing six unanswered runs in the first two innings, the St. Louis Cardinals have gone to work on making a comeback against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. They now trail 6-4 after four innings in the series opener at Busch Stadium.

Jake Westbrook struggled in his tenth start of the season for St. Louis, getting knocked out after just 3.2 innings due to giving up six runs on eight hits and three walks. Brandon Dickson came in to relieve him with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning, successfully getting Ty Wigginton to fly out to center field to end the inning.

Carlos Beltran has a pair of singles to lead the Cardinals, including an RBI knock in the fourth inning. Beltran, Matt Holliday, David Freese and Yadier Molina each got one RBI apiece in the four-run fourth inning.

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