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Early lead powers Phillies

Early lead powers Phillies

Jayson Werth belted a three-run homer as the Philadelphia Phillies raced out to a five-run lead en route to a 7-2 series-clinching victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies won this game as -220 favorites, and the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Roy Halladay allowed two earned runs off eight hits over his seven innings, striking out nine as he moved to 6-1 overall with the win.

Kyle Lohse surrendered three earned runs off nine hits in four innings in the loss for St. Louis.