Once again, Derek Lowe just didn't have it.
Lowe struggled from the start, giving up a first inning home run to Chase Utley to make it a 1-0 game early.
Philly added to its lead in the third inning, as Carlos Ruiz doubled to start the frame and Roy Oswalt reached on a sacrifice bunt that advanced Ruiz to third. Jimmy Rollins followed with a single, scoring Ruiz to make it a 2-0 game and putting runners on first and second.
Back-to-back sacrifice flies advanced Oswalt to third and scored him to up the lead to 3-0.
Shane Victorino singled to start the top of the fourth inning, and he advanced to third on a single from Raul Ibanez. Victorino came in to score on a sacrifice fly from Placido Polanco. Polanco's fly ball upped the Phillies lead to 4-0.
Rollins singled to start the fifth inning and chased Lowe from the game. Lowe finished with a line of 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
St. Louis and Houston are currently tied at 5 in the fifth inning in Houston, so let's go Astros.