Cardinals Get 2-Game Sweep of Phillies

5 years 5 months 1 week ago May 17, 2011 May 17, 2011 Tuesday, May 17 2011 Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:16:46 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman lined a bases-loaded single over a drawn-in outfield with one out in the ninth inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the run-starved Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Jaime Garcia allowed five hits and an unearned run in eight innings for the Cardinals, but gave up a 1-0 lead in the eighth -- enabled when second baseman Tyler Greene dropped Jimmy Rollins' routine pop fly with one out. Rollins eventually scored on a
sacrifice fly by Placido Polanco.

Fernando Salas (2-0) had a strikeout in a perfect ninth.

The Phillies' Roy Oswalt worked five efficient innings in his first start off the 15-day disabled list for lower back inflammation. Danys Baez (1-2) took the loss in relief.

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