Allen Craig's two-run single highlighted a four-run third inning as the Cardinals went on to shutout the Phillies, 5-0. Lance Lynn tossed seven innings of one-hit ball, allowing three walks and striking out eight to improve to 3-and-0. Carlos Beltran hit a solo homer while Yadier Molina and David Freese each singled in a run for St. Louis. The Cards have won two-of-three to move to 10-and-7. Cliff Lee allowed five runs across as many innings to suffer his first loss. Philadelphia has dropped five-of-six and is now 7-and-11.
Jonathan Lucroy lifted a solo homer and scored twice as the Brewers blasted the Cubs, 5-1. Martin Maldonado was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI for Milwaukee, which has won six in-a-row. Hiram Burgos gave up one run over five innings for the win in his big league debut. Edwin Jackson gave up five runs, only one earned, in six innings for the loss. Alfonso Soriano drove in the lone run for Chicago, which has lost five-of-six.
Ryan Doumit scored on an error by Alexei Ramirez in the top of the 10th inning as the Twins topped the White Sox, 2-1. Josh Willingham knocked in the other run for Minnesota, which has won three in-a-row. Casey Fien picked up the win while Glen Perkins locked up his fourth save. Alejandro De Aza smacked a solo homer for Chicago, which has lost two straight. Hector Santiago suffered the setback in relief.