The Philadelphia Phillies’ lineup is finally starting to produce the results that many expected this season.
Philadelphia will look to close out a successful road trip when they go for a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
After struggling early in the season, the Phillies are 4-1 on a six-game trip. Although they still rank 14th in the National League with 80 runs, the Phillies are averaging six runs over their last seven games.
Burrell, who batted .209 with 64 RBIs last season, has five hits and five RBIs in the series’ first two games. Thome improved his career average against the Cardinals to .484—his highest mark against any team.
St. Louis, which has lost four of five, continued to struggle at home. In their nine losses at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals have been outscored 73-36.