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|Holliday Leads Cardinals Over Phillies
|PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer and Jake Westbrook won his fifth straight start to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Cliff Lee (2-7) retired 12 straight batters before the Cardinals tagged him for consecutive hits to open the sixth inning. Holliday followed with a shot to right for his 22nd homer of the season.
Lee has allowed eight homers over his last three home starts and 19 overall on the season. Lee gave up 18 homers in 232 2/3 innings last season.
He remained winless at home this season.
The World Series champion Cardinals are in the thick of the wild-card hunt and Westbrook gave them a needed 7 2/3 strong innings. Westbrook (12-8) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out three.