Cards aren't scoring enough to overcome deficits

7:41 AM, Jun 16, 2012   |    comments
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(The Cardinal Nation Show) -- Shortstop Tyler Greene, after singling with two out in the ninth inning Friday, slid safely into second on a stolen base attempt and then slid safely into third as Kansas City catcher Humberto Quintero threw wildly and then so did second baseman Chris Getz.

But Getz's throw toward the Kansas City dugout bounced off a railing before it went in, third baseman Mike Moustakas recovered to throw out Greene at the plate and the Royals had a 3-2 victory Friday night.

This marked the sixth time in seven games on this interleague homestand that the Cardinals had scored two runs or fewer. They have won three of those games, two by shutout, but they haven't erased a lead a single time.

The Cardinals are 0-6 this month when they don't homer, and they're hitting .249 for the month. They are averaging 3.3 runs for June compared to 5.4 in May and 5.1 in April.

Manager Mike Matheny said he would like to see his team play from ahead more than it has been.

"It's just a matter of time," he said. "But we can talk about it all we want. We've got to do it."

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