(Philadelphia, PA) -- Chase Utley clubbed a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Phillies clipped the Cardinals, 3-1. Domonic Brown singled in the other run for the Phillies, who have won four of their last six. Roy Halladay struck out eight in as many frames, allowing just one run on two hits and no walks as he evened his mark at 6-and-6. Jonathan Papelbon closed it out for his 25th save. Carlos Beltran homered for the Cards, who have lost three-of-four. Barrett Browning suffered his first career loss.
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran says he simply jumped the gun as he was picked-off to loss the game.
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran says they were on the short end of this pitcher's duel.
Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse says he enjoyed matching up against Roy Halladay.
Game 2 of the series is this evening at 6:05pm. Jake Westbrook (11-8) goes up against Cliff Lee (2-6).