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St. Louis Cardinals
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ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Howard homered and drove in three runs and rookie David Buchanan pitched into the eighth inning Thursday night, sparking the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Howard, a St. Louis native, has hit safely in 22 of 27 regular season games at Busch Stadium. He has 38 RBIs in St. Louis and a .374 batting average.
Howard also has been hot on the road. In his last 15 games away from Philadelphia, he is hitting .350 with three homers and 14 RBIs.
Buchanan (3-3) made his deepest start yet, pitching 7 2/3 innings. He threw 105 pitches and kept the Cardinals off balance and off the scoreboard until the eighth. Buchanan allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth to pick up 17th save in 19 opportunities.
Shelby Miller (7-6) gave up seven hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Miller has thrown six innings or more in his last four starts.
Philadelphia touched Miller for two runs in the fourth. Carlo...
BEST OF MAXIM
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This means that general manager Ruben...
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard on allegations by a Braves fan that he listens to Nickelback:
“Damn, that’s outrageous. I didn’t know that. Is it bad to listen to Nickelback?”
After getting told that yes, it probably wasn’t a good thing to be accused of being a Nickelback listener:
“I mean, I’m not afraid to say that I diversify my musical portfolio. I didn’t know...
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Burnett Does it For Grandma
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Ten days ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were in the cellar of the NL East and falling out of contention in what is shaping up as baseball's most winnable division.
With victories in seven of nine, they've found new life as they begin a demanding four-game road series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
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The heat can do funny things to the mind.
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Philadelphia Phillies (30-38) at Atlanta Braves (36-33)
PHI: Roberto Hernandez (2-5, 4.26)
ATL: Aaron Harang (5-5, 3.20)
Time: 12:10 at Turner Field
Weather: Cloudy, 84
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight:
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Philadelphia Phillies have shown interest in Grady Sizemore. Heyman claims that there 'other' teams in on Sizemore as well. The outfielder was let go by the Red Sox this week after hitting just .216 for The Carmine Hose. Boston had signed Sizemore to a $750,000 contract. It's likely someone will give him—at best—a minor league deal.