Matt Holliday hit a three run home run and Jake Westbrook pitched into the 8th inning allowing just one run to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night in Pennsylvania.
Westbrook continues to pitch well. He allowed just a first inning run, then shut the door on Philly, allowing just 4 hits in seven and two-thirds innings pitched. Westbrook got the win and is now 12-8 on the season.
Holliday had three hits in the game and drove in three big runs with his 22nd home run of the season to give the Cardinals a 3-1 sixth inning lead. Allen Craig also chipped in with three hits and two runs scored. Jason Motte pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to get his 26th save of the season.
The win pushes the Cardinals back to ten games over .500 at 62-52. The Pirates lost their game, so the Cardinals trail by just a game and a half in the NL Wild Card standings. The Reds won their game and continue to lead the Redbirds by six games in the NL Central Division race.