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|Phillies Beat Cardinals 2-0 in 11 Innings
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Placido Polanco homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies survived another poor offensive showing with a 2-0 victory that ended the St. Louis Cardinals' eight-game winning streak and averted a four-game sweep on Thursday.
Cole Hamels allowed one hit in eight innings, a solid single by Matt Holliday leading off the fourth, in 91-degree heat and high humidity. The Phillies lefty opened with five straight strikeouts and faced one batter above the minimum -- none until the eighth -- when he walked Yadier Molina on a 3-1 pitch with two outs and then struck out Brendan Ryan.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright missed a chance to match Ubaldo Jimenez as the majors' lone 15-game winners, striking out six and scattering six hits in six scoreless innings.
Wainwright has worked 25 consecutive scoreless innings his last four starts and lowered his ERA to 1.94.
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