Cardinals end two-game skid; defeat Phillies

3 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, April 28 2015 Apr 28, 2015 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:46:00 PM CDT April 28, 2015 in Baseball
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter tripled and doubled, and the St. Louis Cardinals had season highs in runs and hits to help Michael Wacha remain unbeaten with an 11-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Matt Holliday and Matt Adams each added three hits for the Cardinals, who finished with 15 hits. Jason Heyward reached base four times and Jon Jay drove in two runs.

Wacha (4-0) drove in two runs and pitched 5 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in four starts.

Severino Gonzalez (0-1) yielded seven runs and 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut.

The Cardinals reworked their batting order and it paid off. Carpenter was moved out of the leadoff spot for the first time in nearly two years and, batting second, tripled and scored in the first inning and added an RBI double in the fifth.

 

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