St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Kyle Kendrick breezed through the St. Louis lineup Saturday night, throwing just 94 pitches for his first career shutout and leading the Phillies to a 4-0 win.
Kendrick (1-4) earned his first win in his sixth start of the season, giving up seven hits and no walks while striking out four. He threw 70 of his 94 pitches for strikes, pushing the game along to a finish shy of 2 1/2 hours.
The Phillies will go for a four-game sweep Sunday when ace Roy Halladay goes against Adam Wainwright.
Jaime Garcia (3-3) struck out six batters in six innings but took the loss after giving up four runs on six hits and two walks.
Unable to solve Kendrick, the Cardinals fell to 5-11 in their last 16 games.
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