Rookie Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer in the third and an RBI double in the fifth to power the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over San Diego on Sunday. The victory salvaged a split in the four-game series at Busch Stadium.
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Pham’s homer, against Ian Kennedy (4-8), was the first of his career and scored pitcher Lance Lynn, who had singled, to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. Pham’s double plated Lynn, who had doubled, to make it 3-1. ... Lynn (6-4) permitted one run (unearned) on three hits in seven innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts. ... Kevin Siegrist pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
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The Cardinals begin a four-game series in Chicago at 7:05 p.m. Monday, sending John Lackey (6-5, 3.30 ERA) to the mound against the Cubs’ Jon Lester (4-6, 3.74 ERA).