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Phillies have season-high 18 hits in win

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ST. LOUIS -- Shane Victorino helped the Philadelphia Phillies make a statement.

Victorino and Freddy Galvis each drove in three runs, including Galvis' go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Philles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-9 on Thursday night.

"We had the early lead, lost the lead early. This was a test of character," Victorino said. "What kind of team really are we? I think we can be a great team. It's just a matter of us going out there and doing it."

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Placido Polanco, Carlos Ruiz and Ty Wigginton added three hits apiece for Philadelphia, which had a season-high 18.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 13th straight save.

"That was a really good game for us," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "The hits that we got, that was definitely a confidence booster for us. We'll be OK."

With two outs and two on against Fernando Salas (0-3), Galvis drove in Victorino with a single and pinch-hitter Mike Fontenot singled to score Wigginton and make it 9-7.

St. Louis narrowed the margin to 9-8 with a two-out homer by David Freese. His 10th homer of the season went 463 feet and is the second longest homer in the stadium's seven-year history.

"I'd say they did a great job of fighting and staying with it, not quitting," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "That's something we've seen pretty consistently with this team. You just hate to have to fight that much."

Wigginton homered in the eighth to add an insurance run that proved valuable when Skip Schumaker hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the inning.

A three-run fifth by St. Louis chased Philadelphia starter Joe Blanton and tied it at 7. Matt Holliday led off the fifth with his 10th homer. Raul Valdes (1-0) got two outs to end the inning.

Carlos Beltran, who had three hits, doubled but was thrown out at third on a ball hit in the hole by Freese. Two pitches later, Yadier Molina, who had four hits, crushed the ball out to deep center.

Blanton, who gave up four homers in his last start, gave up two in 4 1/3 innings. He allowed 10 hits.

The Phillies led 6-0 after two innings against St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook.

Victorino hit into a fielder's choice to bring home a run, Wigginton singled up the middle to score Hunter Pence and Galvis hit a two-run single to make it 4-0.

"I try to be more relaxed up there," Galvis said. "I try to protect the whole home plate. It was the best game I've ever played, you know."

Victorino hit a two-out, two-run double in the second inning.

St. Louis fought back with a four-run third inning against Blanton. Westbrook led off with a single and scored on a groundout. Beltran hit an RBI single and Freese then doubled to drive in Beltran and later scored on a single by Molina.

It was Westbrook's shortest outing of the season. He allowed eight hits and three walks.

Notes

  • St. Louis' Allen Craig (left hamstring) took batting practice and fielded grounders for the first time since he went on the disabled list May 17.
  • Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman's surgery on his injured right knee, originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed until Friday due to a conflict in his surgeon's schedule in Houston.
  • Jimmy Rollins rejoined the Phillies and hit leadoff. Rollins missed the last three games as his wife, Johari, gave birth to the couple's first child Sunday.
  • C Erik Kratz was optioned to make room on the roster.
 
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Freddy Galvis slides in safely for a run behind catcher Yadier Molina in the fifth inning. (AP)
Freddy Galvis slides in safely for a run behind catcher Yadier Molina in the fifth inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

T. Wigginton
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
St. Louis

Y. Molina
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS6020014 .233
Placido Polanco, 3B6131001 .284
Hunter Pence, RF5200114 .254
Carlos Ruiz, C5130010 .366
Shane Victorino, CF5223101 .270
Ty Wigginton, 1B5332004 .254
John Mayberry Jr., LF4000122 .232
Freddy Galvis, 2B5133011 .250
Joe Blanton, P3000033 .059
    Raul Valdes, P0000000 .000
   a- Mike Fontenot, PH1011000 .500
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Jacob Diekman, P0000000 .000
   b- Pete Orr, PH1010000 .300
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
Totals4610181039  
a-singled for Valdes in the 6th
b-singled for Diekman in the 8th
Batting
2B - Placido Polanco (8, Westbrook), Shane Victorino (10, Westbrook), Freddy Galvis (12, Marte)
HR - Ty Wigginton (3, Marte)
RBI - Placido Polanco (9), Shane Victorino 3 (22), Ty Wigginton 2 (16), Freddy Galvis 3 (22), Mike Fontenot (2)
2-OUT RBI - Placido Polanco (5), Shane Victorino 2 (8), Ty Wigginton (8), Freddy Galvis 3 (11), Mike Fontenot (2)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
E - Carlos Ruiz (1, Missed catch of throw)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Blanton 4.11077152 4.55
Raul Valdes (W,1-0) 0.2000010 0.00
Chad Qualls (H,9) 1.2211011 4.32
Jacob Diekman (H,1) 0.1000000 7.20
Antonio Bastardo (H,10) 1211120 1.98
Jonathan Papelbon (S,13) 1100010 2.45
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 84-56, Raul Valdes 11-6, Chad Qualls 20-15, Jacob Diekman 3-3, Antonio Bastardo 27-17, Jonathan Papelbon 16-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 4-4, Chad Qualls 3-1, Jacob Diekman 1-0, Jonathan Papelbon 1-1
Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 24, Raul Valdes 2, Chad Qualls 7, Jacob Diekman 1, Antonio Bastardo 6, Jonathan Papelbon 4
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rafael Furcal, SS5020011 .341
Skip Schumaker, CF-2B4111001 .306
Matt Holliday, LF3112210 .271
Carlos Beltran, RF5131012 .302
David Freese, 3B5322002 .270
Yadier Molina, C5143000 .314
    Adron Chambers, PR0000000 .333
Matt Adams, 1B4000032 .222
    Mitchell Boggs, P0000000 .000
   a- Daniel Descalso, PH1000011 .213
Tyler Greene, 2B3000010 .239
    Fernando Salas, P0000000 .000
    Victor Marte, P0000000 .000
    Steve Hill, 1B2110001 .333
Jake Westbrook, P1110000 .176
    Brandon Dickson, P1000010 .000
    Shane Robinson, CF2000011 .231
Totals419159210  
a-struck out for Boggs in the 9th
Batting
2B - Skip Schumaker (5, Blanton), Carlos Beltran (4, Blanton), David Freese (7, Blanton), Steve Hill (1, Bastardo)
HR - Matt Holliday (10, Blanton), David Freese (10, Qualls), Yadier Molina (6, Blanton)
SF - Skip Schumaker (1)
RBI - Skip Schumaker (12), Matt Holliday 2 (32), Carlos Beltran (38), David Freese 2 (33), Yadier Molina 3 (23)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Beltran (15), David Freese 2 (17), Yadier Molina (6)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - David Freese (3, Throwing)
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jake Westbrook 3.2866340 3.38
Brandon Dickson 1.1210010 0.00
Fernando Salas (L,0-3) 1422010 6.32
Victor Marte 1.2311031 3.98
Mitchell Boggs 1.1100000 2.29
HBP - Ruiz (by Jake Westbrook)
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Westbrook 92-56, Brandon Dickson 32-22, Fernando Salas 21-17, Victor Marte 27-18, Mitchell Boggs 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Westbrook 5-2, Brandon Dickson 3-1, Victor Marte 1-1, Mitchell Boggs 1-3
Batters Faced - Jake Westbrook 23, Brandon Dickson 7, Fernando Salas 7, Victor Marte 8, Mitchell Boggs 5
Game Information
Attendance - 40135
Game Time - 3:31
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher