ST. LOUIS -- John Mayberry's two-run double in the sixth inning against St. Louis on Saturday night was just what he needed to get back on the right track.
"That was big," Mayberry said after the Phillies' 4-0 win, their third in as many days against the Cardinals. "To be able to come through in a big spot is always pretty gratifying."
The Phillies had loaded the bases against St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia by way of a double and two walks. Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick was clinging to a 1-0 lead, and Mayberry had the chance to break the game open. He ripped a low line drive past a diving David Freese at third base and put his team up, 3-0.
"I think it was a slider," Mayberry said. "I was just really trying to get one run in, and luckily was able to sneak one down the line."
Mayberry entered Saturday's game on a 4-for-23 skid in his previous nine games to drop his average to .232. At the beginning of that short drought, the Phillies' utility man had his average up to .247 -- the highest it had been in all of May.