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MLB: St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 1

May 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM

ST. LOUIS, May 16 (UPI) -- Jake Westbrook shut the Phillies down on one run over seven innings Monday, boosting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 decision over Philadelphia.

Westbrook (3-3) won for the first time in four starts by scattering four hits, walking three and striking out one for the Cards, who took the first of a two-game series with the National League East leaders.

Eduardo Sanchez tossed a scoreless eighth and Fernando Salas nailed down his fourth save for the Cardinals, who marked the return of Manager Tony La Russa to the dugout by breaking a three-game losing streak.

La Russa had missed six contests while recovering from a case of the shingles.

Ryan Theriot and Nick Punto each had two hits and an RBI in the victory.

Cliff Lee (2-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing six walks and six hits over 6 1/3 innings, yielding three runs.

Ben Francisco drove in the Phillies' only run.

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