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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jhonny Peralta and Mark Ellis each knocked 
in  a  pair of  runs to  help the  St. Louis Cardinals  to a  5-3 win over the 
Philadelphia Phillies in the finale of a four-game set. 

Carlos  Martinez (1-3)  picked up the win  after giving up three runs on three 
hits over five innings of work. 

Phillies  starter Kyle Kendrick (3-7) was charged with the loss, allowing five 
runs on eight hits over six innings to snap a two-start winning streak. 

Cody  Asche went  2-for-4 and  knocked in  all three  Philadelphia runs.  Ryan 
Howard  also  collected a pair  of hits and  Cesar Hernandez accounted for the 
Phillies' only other hit in the setback. 

"It's  not  easy to come in  here and win two  games," said Asche. "I think we 
played  really well  the first two days.  We could have played better the last 
two but we'll take the positives from it and go from there." 

The  Phillies  jumped all over  Martinez in the second  with three runs on one 
swing of the bat. 

Howard  singled,  John Mayberry  was hit  by a pitch  and Domonic Brown walked 
to  load the bases with no outs. Asche stepped in and lofted a double into the 
left-center gap that cleared the bases and staked the visitors to a 3-0 lead. 

St.  Louis, however,  answered with a four-run fourth. Matt Adams doubled with 
one  out,  Allen Craig walked and  Yadier Molina singled sharply to right. Jon 
Jay  singled home Adams, and Peralta followed with a single that plated a pair 
to tie the game. 

Ellis  then  laid down  a safety  squeeze that  scored Jay  and gave the Cards 
a 4-3 advantage. 

With  runners at  the  corners and  two  outs  in the  sixth,  Ellis added  an 
insurance run with an RBI single that allowed Molina to cross home. 

"We played well," said Adams. "Everything clicked this homestand and hopefully 
we carry the momentum over into the road." 

Philadelphia  struggled  to muster anything  on offense after its third-inning 

Trevor  Rosenthal came  on to pitch the  ninth and allowed a one-out single to 
Asche,  who reached second on defensive indifference with two outs. He was the 
first Phillies player to reach scoring position since the third inning. 

Rosenthal  proceeded to  get Marlon  Byrd to  line out  to second  to end  it, 
picking up his 22nd save of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Phillies finished 5-2 on their seven-game road trip ... St. Louis went 5- 
for-10  with  runners in  scoring position ...  Philadelphia went 1-for-5 with 
RISP  ... Phillies  shortstop Jimmy  Rollins  had his  15-game hitting  streak 

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