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The Phillies score a run in the eighth thanks to a ball that hit first base and went for an infield single, and a wild pitch. Not all runs need to be works of art. The Cardinals lead the Phillies 5-3 in the top of the eighth as Ryan Howard bats with a man on second and two out.
Update: Howard strikes out to end the inning. Ryan struck out just three times during the first three games, but went down on strikes three times in this game.
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For the second day in a row at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, a squirrel got loose on the field. This time, it actually appeared to have disrupted play by scurrying in front of home plate just after Roy Oswalt had thrown a pitch. Oswalt complained to the umpire after the pitch, and seemed to [...]
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a clip of squirrel delaying play for game three of the National League Divisional Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. Well, another squirrel made appearance during game four and this squirrel decided to run across home plate and annoy Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt:
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