Posted: Jun 20, 2014 11:07 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Jun 20, 2014 11:07 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A.J. Burnett scattered seven hits for his first complete game of the year and the Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high fifth in a row, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Friday night.
The Phillies' winning streak has come on the road. They have won nine of 11 overall.
St. Louis has dropped three in a row after winning five straight.
Burnett (5-6) threw 111 pitches to earn his 24th complete game. He struck out three, walked one and hit two batters.
Burnett, who came into the season as a career .110 hitter, also contributed an RBI double and scored.
Jaime Garcia (3-1) pitched into the sixth inning, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks. He lost his third start in a row to the Phillies.