Found May 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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By Rob Rains, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Kendrick came into Saturday night's start for the Philadelphia Phillies with an 0-4 record, a 5.23 ERA and the knowledge that he was facing the best offensive team in the National League. That's not a combination which would have prompted many to predict he would pitch the first shutout of his major-league career. The 27-year-old right-hander, making the 104th start of his career, blanked the Cardinals 4-0 on seven hits, striking out four and walking none in the second complete game of his career. He threw only 94 pitches, 70 for strikes. The Cardinals never threatened against Kendrick, having only one runner reach second base -- when Tyler Greene doubled with two outs in the sixth -- and failed to put two runners on base in any inning. Kendrick's only previous complete game was a 10-hit, 12-4 win at Pittsburgh on July 3, 2010. His only previous shutout in his professional career came in 2006, when he was pitc...
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