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    Instant Replay: Cardinals 7, Phillies 0
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    ST. LOUIS -- The Phillies were manhandled by right-hander Carlos Martinez in a 7-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.
     
    After winning the first two games on this trip, the Phillies have dropped four straight to fall to 9-25 on the road and 21-39 overall.
     
    The Phillies have scored just four runs in losing the last four games.
     
    Martinez went the distance for the shutout. His fastball reached 100 mph in the ninth inning.
     
    Starting pitching report
    Phillies rookie Nick Pivetta gave up four hits, four walks and four runs over five innings in his sixth big-league start. He picked two runners off first base, balked in a run and threw a wild pitch.
     
    Pivetta is 1-3 with a 5.52 ERA in his six starts with the big club. He was 5-0 with a 1.41 ERA in five starts at Triple A this season. In 32 innings at Triple A, he walked just two. In 29 1/3 innings in the big leagues, he has walked 16.
     
    Martinez pitched his first shutout. He scattered four hits, a walk and struck out 11. He dispatched the Phillies in a tidy two hours, 28 minutes.
     
    Bullpen
    Jeanmar Gomez struck out the side in the sixth then did not get an out in the seventh. He faced four batters in the inning, walked one, hit one and gave up a single and a two-run double on his way to being charged with three runs.
     
    At the plate
    The Phillies had just four hits and one was an infield hit.
     
    In addition to playing well at third base for the Cardinals, Jedd Gyorko highlighted the Cardinals' four-run fourth inning with a two-run double. Matt Carpenter added a two-run double for the Cardinals in the seventh.
     
    Health check
    Cesar Hernandez looks to be headed to the disabled list (see story).
     
    Up next
    The series concludes Sunday afternoon. Aaron Nola (3-3, 4.28) will pitch against St. Louis righty Adam Wainwright (6-4, 4.82)