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Recap: Cardinals 3, Phillies 7
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 4
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Date: April 21, 2013 8:05 PM EDT
  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mitchell Boggs just had to hold a tie score to keep St. Louis in the game.

It only took him 17 pitches to give it away.

Erik Kratz hit a three-run home run to break the game open in the eighth inning and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.

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Mike Adams (1-1) tossed a scoreless eighth inning to help the Phillies split the four-game series. The Phillies snapped a 3-3 tie with a four-run eighth that put the game away.

Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an infield single off Boggs (0-2). Dom Brown singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Ben Revere made it 4-3 on a go-ahead single up the middle.

Kratz then hit the first pitch deep into the left-field seats for a three-run homer and a 7-3 lead.

Boggs allowed four runs on four hits and got only one out in the eighth.

``He's a big part of our club. He'll get over it,' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. ``I don't see it as mechanical so much as it is about confidence. He's had some good outings, but he struggled tonight.'

Kratz also came up big in the seventh inning when he scored the tying run. He opened the inning with a single that chased Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook. Laynce Nix hit a pinch-hit double into the left-center gap off reliever Fernando Salas that made it 3-3.

The Phillies (8-11) hoped this win can turn around their season.

``I like a lot of it,' manager Charlie Manuel said. ``But it's still about putting it all together and let it run like a machine. We're not quite there yet. Hopefully, tonight got it started.'

The Phillies tied it quickly after St. Louis went ahead in the top of the inning.

Jon Jay scooted to second to start the inning on a two-base throwing error by second baseman Chase Utley. Utley charged the grounder and his errant throw to the right of first baseman Ryan Howard pulled him off the bag. Jay went to third on a sacrifice bunt and Carlos Beltran walked.

Chad Durbin relieved Antonio Bastardo and promptly gave up Allen Craig's RBI single that bounced over the glove of diving shortstop Jimmy Rollins to make it 3-2. Durbin left the bases loaded and stranded his first inherited runner of the season (8 of 9).

Utley, long one of Philadelphia's most reliable players, had a weird game full of mental and throwing errors.

After his baserunning gaffe in the first ran the Phillies out of a scoring chance, Utley tried to atone in the sixth. His drive to center off Westbrook one-hopped over the wall for a double. Westbrook walked Young and Brown to load the bases.

There was a meeting at the mound - and whatever was said, it worked on Westbrook. He retired Revere on an inning-ending double play to escape the jam and run of the mound with the game still tied.

``It was what I was looking for,' Westbrook said.

Westbrook struck out four and walked four in six-plus innings.

``I felt pretty good early on,' he said. ``I thought I made some good pitches.'

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick struck out six, walked one and gave up eight hits in six innings. Jonathan Papelbon, one of four Philadelphia relievers, tossed a scoreless ninth.

Matt Carpenter's solo shot, his second, in the first inning gave the Cardinals the early 1-0 lead.

Jimmy Rollins, who loves swinging at the first pitch, worked a nine-pitch at bat and tripled to lead off the first. He scored on Utley's RBI single to right. Ryan Howard made it 2-1 on a sacrifice fly, scoring John Mayberry Jr., who had walked.

The Cardinals tied in the sixth with Kendrick laboring at over 100 pitches. Craig singled and Matt Adams doubled to put runners at second and third. David Freese's grounder made it 2-2.

The Phillies had 14 hits and the Cardinals 10 in a game that saw each team use five pitchers.

Notes: The Phillies are set to promote RHP Jonathan Pettibone from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and make him Monday's starter against Pittsburgh. Pettibone, one of the team's top prospects, will start for injured John Lannan. Lannan is on the 15-day DL with a knee injury. They optioned LHP Joe Savery to Lehigh to make room. ... Phillies OF Delmon Young began a rehab assignment Sunday with Class-A Clearwater. Young, who is rehabbing an ankle injury, went 1 for 4. ... Phillies C Carlos Ruiz will have a second X-ray on his wrist Monday. He was hit on the left wrist by a pitch in an extended spring training game Friday. An All-Star last year, Ruiz is suspended for the first 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine. ... Beltran saw his home run streak end at three consecutive games.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Cardinals at Phillies
Thu, Apr 18 Final 4 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Cardinals at Phillies
Fri, Apr 19 Final 2 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Cardinals at Phillies
Sat, Apr 20 Final 5 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Cardinals at Phillies
Sun, Apr 21 Final 3 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 STL  -101   +155   8 
 PHI  -109   -175   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 STL  -101   +150   8 
 PHI  -109   -170   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 STL  51%   75%   64% 
 PHI  49%   25%   36% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 5 Cover: +128 
 PHI 0 Under: 5 
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 Apr 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 2 Over: 10 
 PHI 8 Cover: +112 
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 Apr 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 4 Cover: +100 
 PHI 3 Push: 7 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Apr 21
 
    Yankees at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Orioles
1:35 PM EDT
    Royals at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Braves at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Twins at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Brewers
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    Indians at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Angels
3:35 PM EDT
    Padres at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Phillies
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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