St. Louis (13-13) at Philadelphia (11-12)

Partly Cloudy Currently: Philadelphia, PA
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  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Tue May 4, 2004
  • TV: FSMW, CSN
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Jim Edmonds saved the St. Louis Cardinals from getting swept by the Philadelphia Phillies last week.

The Cardinals will look for better results when the teams open a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies took the first two games of their series at Busch Stadium last week, but Edmonds made sure the Cardinals weren’t swept by hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the 13th inning Thursday to give St. Louis a 5-4 victory.

After dropping two of three to the Phillies, the Cardinals closed their seven-game homestand by splitting a four-game set with the Chicago Cubs.

Edmonds hit another solo homer Monday, and Albert Pujols added a two-run shot, but the Cardinals dropped the finale 7-3.

The Phillies, who went 4-2 on their trip to Montreal and St. Louis, returned home and took two of three from Arizona.

With Philadelphia trailing 4-2 in the ninth inning Sunday, Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer to send the game into extra innings.

Ricky Ledee later drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 14th to give the Phillies a 6-5 win.

“It could have been easy to say, ‘Let’s go home,’ but we hung in there and it turned out to be a good day,” Phillies manager Larry Bowa said.

First baseman Jim Thome returned to the lineup after not playing Sunday because of a cortisone shot in his left thumb. He went 1-for-6 with a walk.

“Everything’s fine,” Thome said. “I wasn’t really feeling good the last couple of days.”

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