Fowler homers as Cardinals sweep Phillies with 6-5 win

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals needed a big hit, and Dexter Fowler delivered - again.

Fowler hit a three-run homer and Adam Wainwright tossed five solid innings, leading St. Louis to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

The Cardinals have won three in a row since a season-high seven-game losing streak.

Daniel Nava homered for the Phillies, who have dropped five in a row.

Philadelphia led 2-0 before Fowler connected against Aaron Nola (3-4) in the fifth inning. Eight of Fowler's nine homers in his first season with St. Louis have given his team the lead.

''I could have kissed him,'' Wainwright said. ''That was such a big hit for us as a team, but also for me.''

Tommy Pham, who had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run for St. Louis, said Fowler's homer served as a perfect pick-me-up.

''A big momentum-shifter right there,'' Pham said. ''He's a clutch player.''

Wainwright (7-4) gave up six hits, struck out four and walked two, bouncing back nicely from a rough start at Cincinnati on Tuesday. Seung Hwan Oh pitched a rocky ninth inning for his 15th save.

Wainwright needed 50 pitches to get through the first two innings, but allowed just one hit over his final three frames.

''I had very, very average stuff,'' Wainwright said. ''It wasn't coming out great. But we found a way to win.''

Nola gave up just four hits, but needed 93 pitches to get through five innings on a 90-degree afternoon.

''I just didn't execute the pitch where I wanted it,'' Nola said of the Fowler home run.

Pham and Eric Fryer added run-scoring singles in the sixth, and Kolten Wong's RBI double made it 6-3 Cardinals in the eighth. Wong's hit took on added importance when Oh faltered in the ninth.

Philadelphia pulled within one on RBI singles by Odubel Herrera and Howie Kendrick. Oh then got Tommy Joseph to fly to right with two runners on, ending the game.

''It was good to see us score off their closer in the ninth inning,'' Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. ''We just fell short again.''

WORTH NOTING

Herrera went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

BUSCH DOMINATION

The Cardinals have won 11 of their last 13 games at home against Philadelphia and have captured the last five series between the teams in St. Louis.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: INF Cesar Hernandez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. He suffered the injury making a throw on Friday. ... RHP Joaquin Benoit was activated from the disabled list and got two outs, allowing two runs and three hits. He had been on the DL since June 3 with a left knee strain.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina was held out of the lineup for the third straight game with lower back stiffness. He is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday, according to manager Mike Matheny.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 5.15 ERA) will face Boston RHP Rick Porcello (3-8, 4.46 ERA) in the first of a two-games series against the Red Sox on Monday. The teams meet for two games in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday.

Cardinals: RHP Lance Lynn (4-3, 2.88 ERA) will pitch on Tuesday afternoon against Milwaukee in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. LHP Marco Gonzales will make his season debut for St. Louis in the nightcap.

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  • W: A. Wainwright (7-4)L: A. Nola (3-4)S: S. Oh (15)
  • HR: PHI - D. Nava (3), STL - D. Fowler (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Nava LF51211023.313.434.493.9266.0
H. Kendrick 2B40210002.329.391.519.9105.0
T. Joseph 1B50110014.254.304.457.7611.5
M. Saunders RF40000023.203.250.359.609-1.0
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Franco 3B40100023.208.260.338.5980.0
A. Knapp C32200101.250.345.434.7795.0
F. Galvis SS31100102.245.300.410.7113.0
A. Nola P20000013.071.188.071.259-0.5
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P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Altherr RF10000012.289.369.538.907-0.5
  • a-walked for Ramos in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B40100002.223.344.431.7752.0
D. Fowler CF41231001.230.323.446.76910.0
S. Piscotty RF30100110.259.386.407.7931.5
J. Gyorko 3B30000123.307.351.513.8640.0
A. Diaz SS41100004.258.290.406.6972.0
T. Pham LF42210011.302.406.491.8976.5
K. Wong 2B41210021.294.393.434.8265.0
E. Fryer C40110022.204.278.265.5431.0
A. Wainwright P10000010.250.250.542.792-0.5
a- G. Garcia PH01000100.241.348.329.6772.0
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b- C. Huffman PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
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T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-walked for Wainwright in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Lyons in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera (23), H. Kendrick (7)
  • HR - D. Nava (3)
  • RBI - O. Herrera 2 (25), D. Nava (10), H. Kendrick (9), T. Joseph (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Nava (4), H. Kendrick (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Carpenter (7), D. Fowler (9), K. Wong 2 (13)
  • HR - D. Fowler (9)
  • RBI - D. Fowler 3 (24), T. Pham (16), K. Wong (17), E. Fryer (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Fowler 3 (9), K. Wong (4), E. Fryer (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Pham (6)
FIELDING
  • E - H. Kendrick
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - T. Pham (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (L, 3-4)5.04332614.401.294.0
J. Benoit0.23220104.371.15-4.5
E. Ramos0.10000103.381.610.5
P. Neshek1.01000100.780.782.5
H. Neris1.02111103.621.32-0.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (L, 3-4)5.0
J. Benoit0.2
E. Ramos0.1
P. Neshek1.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 7-4)5.06222404.731.5614.0
T. Lyons (H, 1)1.01000105.401.302.5
M. Bowman (H, 13)1.01111014.711.150.0
T. Rosenthal (H, 9)1.00000302.660.934.5
S. Oh (S, 15)1.04220203.101.415.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 7-4)5.0
T. Lyons (H, 1)1.0
M. Bowman (H, 13)1.0
T. Rosenthal (H, 9)1.0
S. Oh (S, 15)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Ramos (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 93-53, J. Benoit 24-16, E. Ramos 7-4, P. Neshek 6-6, H. Neris 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 3-6, H. Neris 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 21, J. Benoit 5, E. Ramos, P. Neshek 3, H. Neris 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Wainwright (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 84-52, T. Lyons 11-9, M. Bowman 15-9, T. Rosenthal 15-12, S. Oh 26-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-5, M. Bowman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 22, T. Lyons 4, M. Bowman 4, T. Rosenthal 3, S. Oh 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Herrera CF51320012.257.295.422.7176.5
D. Nava LF51211023.313.434.493.9266.0
H. Kendrick 2B40210002.329.391.519.9105.0
T. Joseph 1B50110014.254.304.457.7611.5
M. Saunders RF40000023.203.250.359.609-1.0
H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Franco 3B40100023.208.260.338.5980.0
A. Knapp C32200101.250.345.434.7795.0
F. Galvis SS31100102.245.300.410.7113.0
A. Nola P20000013.071.188.071.259-0.5
J. Benoit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Altherr RF10000012.289.369.538.907-0.5
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  • a-walked for Ramos in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B40100002.223.344.431.7752.0
D. Fowler CF41231001.230.323.446.76910.0
S. Piscotty RF30100110.259.386.407.7931.5
J. Gyorko 3B30000123.307.351.513.8640.0
A. Diaz SS41100004.258.290.406.6972.0
T. Pham LF42210011.302.406.491.8976.5
K. Wong 2B41210021.294.393.434.8265.0
E. Fryer C40110022.204.278.265.5431.0
A. Wainwright P10000010.250.250.542.792-0.5
a- G. Garcia PH01000100.241.348.329.6772.0
T. Lyons P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
b- C. Huffman PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Wainwright in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Lyons in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera (23), H. Kendrick (7)
  • HR - D. Nava (3)
  • RBI - O. Herrera 2 (25), D. Nava (10), H. Kendrick (9), T. Joseph (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Nava (4), H. Kendrick (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Carpenter (7), D. Fowler (9), K. Wong 2 (13)
  • HR - D. Fowler (9)
  • RBI - D. Fowler 3 (24), T. Pham (16), K. Wong (17), E. Fryer (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Fowler 3 (9), K. Wong (4), E. Fryer (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Pham (6)
FIELDING
  • E - H. Kendrick
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - T. Pham (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (L, 3-4)5.04332614.401.294.0
J. Benoit0.23220104.371.15-4.5
E. Ramos0.10000103.381.610.5
P. Neshek1.01000100.780.782.5
H. Neris1.02111103.621.32-0.5
Total8.010663101---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (L, 3-4)5.0
J. Benoit0.2
E. Ramos0.1
P. Neshek1.0
H. Neris1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 7-4)5.06222404.731.5614.0
T. Lyons (H, 1)1.01000105.401.302.5
M. Bowman (H, 13)1.01111014.711.150.0
T. Rosenthal (H, 9)1.00000302.660.934.5
S. Oh (S, 15)1.04220203.101.415.0
Total9.012553101---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 7-4)5.0
T. Lyons (H, 1)1.0
M. Bowman (H, 13)1.0
T. Rosenthal (H, 9)1.0
S. Oh (S, 15)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Ramos (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 93-53, J. Benoit 24-16, E. Ramos 7-4, P. Neshek 6-6, H. Neris 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 3-6, H. Neris 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 21, J. Benoit 5, E. Ramos, P. Neshek 3, H. Neris 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Wainwright (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 84-52, T. Lyons 11-9, M. Bowman 15-9, T. Rosenthal 15-12, S. Oh 26-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-5, M. Bowman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 22, T. Lyons 4, M. Bowman 4, T. Rosenthal 3, S. Oh 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Kendrick singled to right, Galvis scored, Herrera to second56
    Herrera singled to left, Knapp scored, Galvis to second46
  • 8TH INNING
    Wong doubled to right center, Pham scored36
  • 7TH INNING
    Nava homered to right center35
  • 6TH INNING
    Fryer singled to right, Pham scored25
    Pham singled to shallow center, Diaz scored, Pham to second24
  • 5TH INNING
    Fowler homered to right, Wong and Garcia scored23
  • 2ND INNING
    Herrera doubled to shallow left, Knapp scored, Nola out at third20
  • 1ST INNING
    Joseph singled to shallow left, Herrera scored, Nava to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved Trevor Rosenthal
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Knapp singled to shallow center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis singled to shallow right, Knapp to third
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Herrera singled to left, Knapp scored, Galvis to second
    • D. Nava: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Nava struck out on foul tip
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kendrick singled to right, Galvis scored, Herrera to second
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trevor Rosenthal relieved Matt Bowman
    • T. Joseph: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • M. Saunders: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Saunders struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Aaron Altherr in right
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Gyorko walked
    • A. Diaz: Diaz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gyorko out at second
    • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Pham singled to shallow right
    • K. Wong: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Wong doubled to right center, Pham scored
    • E. Fryer: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Fryer struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Bowman pitching
    • Andres Blanco hit for Edubray Ramos
    • A. Blanco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Herrera lined into double play first, Blanco out at first
    • D. Nava: Strike looking, Nava homered to right center
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter doubled to deep right
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Fowler hit into double play third to shortstop, Carpenter out at second
    • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Tyler Lyons pitching
    • M. Saunders: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Saunders struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to shallow right center
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Knapp lined out to right
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Joaquin Benoit relieved Aaron Nola
    • J. Gyorko: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gyorko popped out to shortstop
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz reached on an infield single to second, Diaz to second on left fielder Kendrick fielding error
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pham singled to shallow center, Diaz scored, Pham to second
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham stole third
    • E. Fryer: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Fryer singled to right, Pham scored
    • Chad Huffman hit for Tyler Lyons
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Joaquin Benoit
    • C. Huffman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Fryer to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Huffman struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • D. Nava: Nava lined out to left
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kendrick hit by pitch
    • T. Joseph: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joseph grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kendrick out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Wong doubled to left
    • E. Fryer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Fryer struck out swinging
    • Greg Garcia hit for Adam Wainwright
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter flied out to center, Wong to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler homered to right, Wong and Garcia scored
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Piscotty lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis lined out to shortstop
    • A. Nola: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Piscotty walked
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Diaz fouled out to first
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pham reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Piscotty out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Ball, Kendrick doubled to left center
    • T. Joseph: Joseph flied out to right
    • M. Saunders: Strike looking, Saunders popped out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Wainwright: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wainwright struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter flied out to deep center
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fowler flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Knapp singled to shallow right
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked, Knapp to second
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nola reached on fielder's choice to second, Knapp to third, Galvis out at second
    • O. Herrera: Herrera doubled to shallow left, Knapp scored, Nola out at third
    • D. Nava: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nava struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • E. Fryer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Fryer grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera singled to right
    • D. Nava: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nava singled to shallow center, Herrera to second
    • H. Kendrick: Strike swinging, Kendrick lined out to left
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Joseph singled to shallow left, Herrera scored, Nava to second
    • M. Saunders: Ball, Saunders grounded out to second, Nava to third, Joseph to second
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter lined out to shortstop
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fowler doubled to right
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty reached on an infield single to third
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)