MLB: Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 1

May 4, 2009 at 11:56 PM

ST. LOUIS, May 4 (UPI) -- Ryan Howard hit a grand slam homer Monday to tie Mike Schmidt for the Phillies' franchise record and lead Philadelphia to a 6-1 win over St. Louis.

Howard's fifth-inning grand slam tied Schmidt for the most in team history with seven. Howard already two grand slams this year.

Joe Blanton (1-2) gave up one run on four hits in six innings.

Jayson Werth had a two-run homer for the Phillies, who have won seven of their last nine games.

Former Phillie Kyle Lohse (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season, giving up six runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Joe Thurston, another former Phillie, was 3-for-5.

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