Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14
ST. LOUIS -- Normally a team that takes a 6-0 lead after the first two innings should not have to worry too much about the game's final outs. Try telling that to the Philadelphia Phillies, who had to sweat the end of their Thursday night game against the Cardinals. After watching the Cardinals battle back to wipe out 6-0 and 7-4 advantages, the Phillies got RBI singles by Freddy Galvis and pinch hitter Mike Fontenot in the sixth inning, then held on to beat the Cardinals 10-9 in the teams' first matchup since the NL Division Series last year. With St. Louis trailing 9-7 in the seventh, David Freese -- the hero of that series last October -- hit his 10th homer of the year with two outs to again bring the Cardinals within one run, but Ty Wigginton's homer in the eighth restored Philadelphia's two-run advantage. The Cardinals closed the gap to 10-9 in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Skip Schumaker. Antonio Bastardo then walked Matt Holliday on a 3-2 pitch to pu...
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