Alec Bohm
Bohm's RBI double lifted the Phillies on Monday. | PHOTO: Rob Nenner
Alec Bohm delivered a pivotal RBI double in the 10th inning, propelling the Philadelphia Phillies to a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Bohm's clutch hit, off the talented Ryan Helsley (1-1), drove in the automatic runner Cristian Pache. Bryson Stott then added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly, solidifying the win as the Phillies prevailed for the third time in their last four games. 

"Bohm’s hit, the sac fly by Stott, I mean that’s a great at bat off a really good reliever, I mean one of the best in the game," Phillies manager Rob Thomson remarked to reporters post-game. "So, I was really happy with the fight that we had tonight." 

Gregory Soto secured the victory with his first save of the season, recording the final three outs.

The Cardinals staged a thrilling rally in the bottom of the ninth against Jeff Hoffman (1-0), scoring two runs to even the score. Jordan Walker contributed with a crucial sacrifice fly for the first run, and Masyn Winn's two-out single knotted the game at 3-3. 

This comeback effort dimmed Spencer Turnbull's stellar performance, marking his second consecutive scoreless start for the Phillies. Turnbull only allowed two hits in six innings while striking out six, extending his scoreless streak to 11 innings this season. He had previously thrown five scoreless innings in his Phillies debut against Cincinnati on April 2. 

Philadelphia initially took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, capitalizing on four well-placed singles. Johan Rojas, who had earlier made a spectacular diving catch in center field, and Trea Turner each contributed RBI singles to extend the Phillies' advantage. 

Rojas continued his impressive performance with a career-high three hits.

The Cardinals attempted to narrow the gap when Iván Herrera blasted a home run off reliever Seranthony Domínguez in the seventh inning, pulling them within one run. Herrera's second homer of the season narrowly cleared Brandon Marsh's glove at the left-field wall. 

Marsh later responded with a solo homer off Giovanny Gallegos in the ninth inning, initially extending the Phillies' lead to 3-1 before the Cardinals' late-game resurgence.

Up Next
On Tuesday night, Sonny Gray will make his debut start for the Cardinals, facing off against right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler (0-1, 0.75 ERA) and the Phillies. Gray is returning from a right hamstring strain he suffered during spring training, marking his first appearance in a Cardinals uniform. Meanwhile, Wheeler boasts a strong track record against St. Louis, with a 4-2 record and a 2.44 ERA in seven career starts against them.

Wheeler has pitched extremely well this season, but has little to show for his efforts. He's tossed six innings in each of his first two starts while collecting 15 strikeouts while issuing just one walk. 

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