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Lackey Wins Cardinals Debut, Birds Beat Brewers 3-2, Trail by One Game
John Lackey got a seventh inning comeback from his Cardinals offense to win his pitching debut with his new team on Sunday at Busch Stadium. Lackey pitched seven strong innings, allowing just two runs. He went to the Redbirds dugout down 2-0, but the Cards offense rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Lackey a win in his first game with St. Louis.
The Cardinals won by that 3-2 score and took out of three games in the weekend series to move just one game behind first place Milwaukee in the NL Central standings. Matt Holliday started the seventh inning comeback with a solo home run, his 12th of the season, cutting the Brewers lead to 2-1. A.J. Pierzynski's single scored the tying run, 2-2, then Oscar Taveras singled in the go ahead run in the three run seventh inning to give the Cards the win.
Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow got the post game reaction after the Cardinals comeback win.