Try For St.Louie Sweep Falls Short In 13 Innings

The Phillies looked to sweep the Cardinals on their home field, but came up short when Jim Edmonds hit a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 13th inning to give St.Louis a 5-4 win. Amaury Telemaco pitched four strong innings in relief, but was tagged for the loss on one bad pitch.

Jim Edmonds led off the bottom of the 13th with a home run, giving St. Louis a 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Amaury Telemaco (0-1) tried to throw an 0-2 fastball past Edmonds and it didn't work. Edmonds deposited it into the bullpen behind the right field fence for his fifth homerun of the season.

Despite squandering a two-run lead in the ninth, the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep and improved to just 4-9 at home.

Pinch hitter Reggie Sanders put the Cardinals ahead 4-2, driving the first pitch from Roberto Hernandez over the head of center fielder Marlon Byrd for a bases-clearing triple in the eighth.

Jason Isringhausen could not close it out, surrendering a game-tying two-run shot to pinch hitter Ricky Ledee in the ninth.

St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter gave up only three hits in seven innings, but one of them was a two-run homer to Jim Thome that put the Phillies ahead, 2-1, in the sixth.

Phillies starter Kevin Millwood allowed just one run over seven innings.

Mike Lincoln (3-2) tossed a scoreless inning to record the win.

The Phillies return home for a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Elmer Dessens (1-2, 7.40) will go against the Phillies Randy Wolf (1-1, 3.55), who threw a complete game shutout in his last start against Montreal.



PHILADELPHIA (4) VS ST LOUIS (5) - FINAL IN 13 INNINGS PHILADELPHIA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg M Byrd cf 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 .219 J Rollins ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .176 B Abreu rf 6 1 1 0 0 3 3 .253 J Thome 1b 4 1 1 2 2 0 2 .370 P Burrell lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .306 D Bell 3b 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 .236 T Perez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .308 a-R Ledee ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .421 A Telemaco p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T Pratt c 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .364 b-M Lieberthal ph-c 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .182 K Millwood p 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 T Worrell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 R Cormier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 R Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-P Polanco ph-2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 Totals 44 4 8 4 5 10 16 a-homered to right for T Perez in the 9th; b-grounded to first for T Pratt in the 9th; c-lined out to center for R Hernandez in the 9th. BATTING: 2B - M Byrd (3, R King). HR - J Thome (6, 6th inning off C Carpenter 1 on, 2 Out), R Ledee (2, 9th inning off J Isringhausen 1 on, 1 Out). S - K Millwood , J Rollins. RBI - J Thome 2 (12), R Ledee 2 (8). 2-out RBI - J Thome 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Burrell 1, J Rollins 1. GIDP - T Pratt. Team LOB - 9. BASERUNNING: SB - J Rollins (1, 2nd base off S Kline/M Matheny). FIELDING: Outfield assists - B Abreu (M Anderson at 1st base). DP: 3 (B Abreu-J Thome, T Perez-J Rollins-J Thome, D Bell-P Polanco-J Thome). ST LOUIS ab r h rbi bb so lob avg M Anderson 2b 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 .351 E Renteria ss 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 .304 A Pujols 1b 6 1 1 0 0 0 3 .286 J Edmonds cf 6 1 2 1 0 3 3 .284 S Rolen 3b 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .337 C Porter rf 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 .385 c-R Sanders ph-rf 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 .325 M Matheny c 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .292 S Taguchi lf 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .214 a-R Lankford ph-lf 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .298 C Carpenter p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125 b-B Hart ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154 R King p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 J Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-T Womack ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 S Kline p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 J Tavarez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-H Luna ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 M Lincoln p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 45 5 14 5 2 11 16 a-walked for S Taguchi in the 7th; b-fouled out to first for C Carpenter in the 7th; c-tripled to deep center for C Porter in the 8th; d-fouled out to first for J Isringhausen in the 9th; e-popped out to second for J Tavarez in the 12th. BATTING: 2B - M Anderson 2 (5, K Millwood, A Telemaco); C Porter (1, K Millwood); A Pujols (7, T Worrell). 3B - R Sanders (1, R Hernandez). HR - J Edmonds (5, 13th inning off A Telemaco 0 on, 0 Out). S - M Matheny , S Taguchi. RBI - S Taguchi (2), R Sanders 3 (21), J Edmonds (15). 2-out RBI - R Sanders 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Edmonds 1, M Matheny 1, A Pujols 1, S Taguchi 1, B Hart 2. GIDP - S Rolen, A Pujols. Team LOB - 8. FIELDING: DP: 1 (S Rolen-M Anderson-A Pujols). ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA - 000 002 002 000 0 -- 4 ST LOUIS - 000 010 030 000 1 -- 5 No outs when winning run scored. ---------------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA ip h r er bb so hr era K Millwood 7 7 1 1 1 4 0 3.37 T Worrell (H, 4) 1/3 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.09 R Cormier (H, 1) 1/3 0 1 1 1 1 0 6.75 R Hernandez (B, 1) 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.27 A Telemaco (L, 0-1) 4 4 1 1 0 5 1 3.37 ST LOUIS ip h r er bb so hr era C Carpenter 7 3 2 2 3 7 1 4.50 R King 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.12 J Isringhausen (B, 1) 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 5.40 S Kline 2/3 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.25 J Tavarez 2 1/3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.06 M Lincoln (W, 3-2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 A Telemaco pitched to 1 batter in the 13th. IBB - S Rolen (by R Cormier), J Thome (by S Kline). HBP - P Burrell (by C Carpenter). Pitches-strikes: K Millwood 99-64; T Worrell 7-6; R Cormier 8-3; R Hernandez 7-5; A Telemaco 56-38; C Carpenter 89-52; R King 13-10; J Isringhausen 28-18; S Kline 18-7; J Tavarez 35-23; M Lincoln 11-8. Ground balls-fly balls: K Millwood 7-9; T Worrell 1-0; R Cormier 0-0; R Hernandez 0-0; A Telemaco 4-3; C Carpenter 8-6; R King 2-1; J Isringhausen 1-1; S Kline 0-0; J Tavarez 1-6; M Lincoln 2-1. Batters faced: K Millwood 27; T Worrell 3; R Cormier 2; R Hernandez 2; A Telemaco 15; C Carpenter 27; R King 4; J Isringhausen 5; S Kline 4; J Tavarez 9; M Lincoln 3. UMPIRES: HP--Sam Holbrook. 1B--Paul Nauert. 2B--Randy Marsh. 3B--Larry Vanover. T--4:09. Att--29,768. Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, right to left.


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