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Kendrick remains perfect as Phillies batter Cardinals

Jul 14, 2007 - 4:12 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Kyle Kendrick did a little bit of everything to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to an easy victory.

Kendrick allowed just one run in seven innings and Chase Utley had four hits, including a solo home run, and three RBI as the Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 13-3, on Friday before a sold-out crowd at Citizens Bank Park.

Kendrick (4-0), who five weeks ago was 4-7 at Class AA Reading, remained perfect in the major leagues after scattering six hits and striking out four. He has pitched at least six innings in all six of his starts, with the Phillies posting a 5-1 record in those games.

"I'm just trying to do my job and pitch deep into games to give my team a chance to win," Kendrick said. "I just trust my stuff, throw ground balls and try to stay away from the big inning."

"Things went our way offensively," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "Pitching-wise, the kid really did a heckuva a job. He's a lot better than I anticipated."

Jimmy Rollins homered as part of a three-hit, three-RBI performance that helped Philadelphia post a season high in hits (23) and tie a season high in runs (13).

All nine starters reached base safely for the Phillies and eight had at least one hit. Greg Dobbs tied a career high with four hits, while Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand each had three.

"Guys had good at-bats and things went our way tonight," Howard said. "You want to come out and set the tone for the second half, and we did that tonight."

The first seven batters reached base safely in the opening frame as the Phillies jumped out to a 5-0 lead on six hits and an error. Even Kendrick got in on the action, driving a two-out single up the middle for his first major league RBI. He also lofted a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Kip Wells (3-12), who entered with a 5-0 lifetime record and 1.33 ERA against Philadelphia, was shelled in his first start since being demoted to the bullpen in late June.

The major league leader in losses, Wells had his shortest outing of the season, allowing six runs - four earned - in one-plus frame.

Albert Pujols homered in the eighth off reliever J.C. Romero to snap a career-high streak of 77 at-bats without a blast. Chris Duncan and Skip Schumaker each had two hits for St. Louis.

It was the Cardinals' second double-digit loss in the past month and sixth of the season.

With the win, the Phillies avoided being the first professional franchise in any sport to reach 10,000 losses. Philadelphia has now avoided the dubious number in back-to-back games after having beaten Colorado, 8-4, on July 8.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 7 4
    PHILADELPHIA 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 x 13 23 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - KIP WELLS, TROY CATE (2ND), ANDY CAVAZOS (3RD), TROY PERCIVAL
    (5TH), BRAD THOMPSON (6TH), RUSS SPRINGER (8TH) AND YADIER
    MOLINA, GARY BENNETT (7TH)
    PHI - KYL

    Jul 13 10:28 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO SCOTT SPIEZIO SCORED ADAM KENNEDY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S SPIEZIO ON FIRST, A MILES ON SECOND, S
    SCHUMAKER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    PHILADELPHIA 13 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A PUJOLS (.309, 1-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 10:27 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JIMMY ROLLINS (17) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF BRAD THOMPSON SCORED MICHAEL BOURN.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2, PHILADELPHIA 13
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.277, 1-FOR-3, BB, SAC)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 10:03 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALBERT PUJOLS (17) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF J.C. ROMERO.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2, PHILADELPHIA 11
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: C DUNCAN (.293, 2-FOR-3)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 9:50 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY PAT BURRELL SCORED RYAN HOWARD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A ROWAND ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    PHILADELPHIA 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.299, 3-FOR-4)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 9:42 PM
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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHASE UTLEY (16) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF BRAD THOMPSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1, PHILADELPHIA 10
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.260, 2-FOR-4)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 9:38 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY RYAN LUDWICK SCORED SKIP SCHUMAKER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    PHILADELPHIA 9 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A PUJOLS (.308, 0-FOR-2)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 8:53 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED GREG DOBBS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J ROLLINS ON FIRST, C RUIZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 9 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.279, 1-FOR-1, BB, SAC)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 8:46 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY KYLE KENDRICK SCORED PAT BURRELL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C RUIZ ON FIRST, G DOBBS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 8 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.287, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 8:46 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED KYLE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, S VICTORINO ON SECOND, J
    ROLLINS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 7 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.258, 1-FOR-2)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 8:21 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED SHANE VICTORINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 6 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.259, 1-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 7:55 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KYLE KENDRICK SCORED PAT BURRELL.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, K KENDRICK ON FIRST, G DOBBS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 5 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.288, 1-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 7:33 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED CHASE UTLEY AND RYAN HOWARD.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.215, 11 HR, 37 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 7:20 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED SHANE VICTORINO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.256, 21 HR, 67 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 7:17 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY KIP WELLS ALLOWED JIMMY ROLLINS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S VICTORINO ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.325, 15 HR, 68 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. PhilliesJul 13 7:15 PM
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