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PHILADELPHIA -- The Cardinals were glad they pulled this one out, eventually. Patric Hornqvist Jersey . Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, lifting St. Louis over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Saturday night. Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 and closed within a half-game of NL Central-leading Milwaukee. "It would have been a tough one to lose," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "It was one of those tough ones to swallow. But the guys fought hard and kept coming." Ryan Howard homered and Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz each drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies. Pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso drew a leadoff walk in the 12th from Ken Giles (2-1). Descalso went to second on Jon Jays sacrifice bunt and moved to third on Peter Bourjos infield single. Carpenter then flied out to deep left. Seth Maness (5-2) pitched two scoreless innings and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 38th save in 43 chances. "The bullpen did a nice job holding us where we were after it got tied up," Matheny said. The teams combined to use 14 pitchers in a game that took 4 hours, 53 minutes. The Phillies tied it at 5 in the eighth on Byrds two-run single off Pat Neshek, who relieved Randy Choate after the bases were loaded with no outs. Cardinals starter Shelby Miller was in line for the win after going six innings and allowing three runs and five hits. "Overall I felt strong," Miller said. "I thought I did a good job getting ahead of the hitters." A pair of Phillies errors helped the Cardinals break a 2-all tie and go in front in the sixth with three runs off reliever Mario Hollands. "Not a good defensive inning for us," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. After A.J. Pierzynski led off with a double, Oscar Taveras hit a sinking liner to left. Domonic Brown appeared to pull up on a catchable ball and Pierzynski took off for third when Brown hesitated to throw back to the infield. Brown then threw the ball away, allowing Pierzynski to score. "Once the ball was caught I think he was focused on the ball and was not aware of where the baserunners were," Sandberg said. David Buchanan got his first no-decision in his 14th start, giving up two runs and eight hits in five innings. The right-hander is filling in for Cliff Lee, who is out for the season with an elbow injury. Buchanan was upset he was lifted so soon. "That caught me off-guard, honestly," he said. "I didnt expect that. I wasnt too happy about it. But I cant control that." TRAINERS ROOM Cardinals: RHP Jason Motte missed his 20th game with a lower back strain. The reliever is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA in 24 games. Phillies: RHP Mike Adams will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. A shoulder injury has sidelined him since June 7. He is 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 19 games. UP NEXT Cardinals: RHP Justin Masterson makes his fifth start for St. Louis since being traded from Cleveland. Masterson is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA in three games against Philadelphia. Phillies: RHP Jerome Williams looks to continue his strong performance since being claimed off waivers from Texas. He is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA in two starts with the Phillies. REVERES KICK Kolten Wongs drive to centre leading off the ninth went over the head of Ben Revere in centre, bounced off the ground where it meets the wall and then ricocheted off Reveres foot over the wall. Wong was awarded second base and stayed there after crew chief Brian ONora reviewed the play for a rules check for a deflected ball being a double. PHILLIES OWNER DIES Sally Buck, one of the Phillies owners, died on Saturday, the team said. She was 83. Buck and her late husband, Alexander, became owners in 1981. PERALTAS POWER With his 18th homer, Peralta extended his club record for homers in a season by a shortstop. Evgeni Malkin Jersey . Watching them over the past year - and in some cases, two years - has given us a starting point for this seasons Craigs List. Eric Fehr Jersey . Cornet won six straight games to rally from a 2-0 deficit and take the first set. The 25th-ranked Frenchwoman broke back twice in the second set before Bacsinszky saved a match point at 5-4.AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.Harvick routed the field Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, where he had to win to move into NASCARs championship finale. Hell go with Stewart-Haas Racing, the team he joined this season in his quest to win a title after 13 years of futility at Richard Childress Racing.Coming over here and racing this year has given me new life, Harvick said. Its like a dream. You lay it all out on paper and you say, This is what we want to do and we want to race for wins and championships, and all of a sudden youre a week away from everything that you talk about and dream about.Hell race Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the championship. The title will be decided by finishing order, and all four will be vying for their first championship.The championship field does not include Gordon or Brad Keselowski, who along with Harvick were the most dominant drivers all season. Keselowski has won a series-best six races, Gordon has won four times and led the points most of the season, and both showed the intensity of this new elimination-style Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a pit road brawl last week that left both former champions bloodied.A disappointed Gordon said the on-track aggression and off-track intensity at Homestead will make Texas and the last month of racing look tame.If it was that ugly the past few weeks, its going to be real ugly next week, Gordon said.There were no fights following this race, but it was still intense as the championship field flipped and flopped with every lap. The most shocking change came after Gordon had crossed the finish line in second behind Harvick and thought he was in. Instead, Ryan Newman, needed one more position to bump Gordon out of the final four. He ran Kyle Larson high up the track to get the rookie out of his way to claim an 11th-place finish that put Newman in the Chase.I didnt take him out, Newman said. In a day or two, hell understand. Its hard to rationalize that, but I did what I had to do. I dont like racing that way.Gordon wound up missing the final by one point to Newman. He was tied with Harvick in the standings, but Harvick earned the automatic berth for his victory.Thats the system we have, Gordon said. I mean, I could have taken out Harvick, too, to make it in. But I didnt.Also eliminated Sunday were Matt Kenseth, who finished third, Keselowski, who needed to win to make it in but finished fourth, and Carl Edwards, who wwas 15th. Bryan Trottier Jersey. t was a devastating blow for Keselowski, who won a race in each of the first two rounds of the Chase. But he fell into a hole because of a mechanical problem at Martinsville in the first event of this three-race round that he couldnt recover from despite strong finishes at Texas and Phoenix.His mettle was definitely tested, too, as his aggressive driving style angered his competitors and led to two fights in four races. He was fined $50,000 for his post-race behaviour at Charlotte last month — actions that caused Kenseth to jump him from behind in the garage — and he and Gordon were both bloodied when the drivers and the teams brawled on pit road after last weeks race at Texas.We gave it all we had, it was a strong run, it just wasnt enough to advance, Keselowski said. We did everything but win. We broke down in Martinsville and it was a huge hurdle to overcome and it was probably going to take a win. Fourth wasnt going to be enough, and we knew that coming in.What everyone else knew all weekend was that Harvick probably had the field covered.His win Sunday was his fourth of the season in his No. 4 Chevrolet and reaffirmed that hes very difficult to beat at Phoenix. Harvick swept the season here, has won four of the last five races and the last three fall races.His 2012 victory came the same weekend news broke he was leaving Childress at the end of the 2013 season, and his win last year provided one final hurrah with the only team hed ever driven for in the Cup series.You can pretty much sum this whole year up as Holy cow, Harvick said. Its definitely the best position that, myself personally, Ive ever been in.His competitors next Sunday all had to sweat it out to make it into the finale.Newman needed the last-lap pass, while Hamlin and Logano both had issues early in the race that forced them to come back from a lap down and then drive through the field. Hamlin finished fifth and Logano sixth.Hamlin, the defending winner at Homestead, loves his chances. He lost the 2010 championship to Jimmie Johnson because of a sub-par finish in the final, and he said hes far more prepared to handle the pressure this week.I feel pretty optimistic, said Hamlin, a one-time winner this season. Love it, love the opportunity. Were on house money now, so lets go have fun.Logano, a five-time winner this season, will be racing to give Team Penske a sweep on the season. Roger Penske already won the IndyCar championship in September, and now his young driver can make it 2-for-2.Its all about how good your team is, and I feel like Ive got the best team, Logano said.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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