Phillies lose to Cardinals 4-3

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Lance Berkman homered and had an RBI single for the streaking Cardinals, who began the night 3½ games behind the wild card-leading Braves. St. Louis, which took three of four in the series, has won 10 of 12 overall.

The defeat prevented Philadelphia from clinching home-field advantage throughout the postseason - at least momentarily. The NL East champions needed just a win or a Milwaukee loss to the Chicago Cubs to wrap up home field.

Lohse (14-8) tossed 7 1-3 strong innings, allowing an unearned run and seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

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