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Cardinals get 2-game sweep of Phillies

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman lined a bases-loaded single over a drawn-in outfield with one out in the ninth inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the run-starved Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
   Jaime Garcia allowed five hits and an unearned run in eight innings for the Cardinals, but gave up a 1-0 lead in the eighth -- enabled when second baseman Tyler Greene dropped Jimmy Rollins' routine pop fly with one out. Rollins eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Placido Polanco.
   Fernando Salas (2-0) had a strikeout in a perfect ninth.
   The Phillies' Roy Oswalt worked five efficient innings in his first start off the 15-day disabled list for lower back inflammation. Danys Baez (1-2) took the loss in relief.
   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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