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Lance Berkman and Matt Holliday key the Cardinals offense
Whether this surprises you or not—I don't know—but the Cardinals led the National League in runs scored during the regular season. The Cards piled up 762 runs scored, 27 more than the Reds and Rockies. They also compiled 1,513 total hits—again, good enough for first in the league.
While tallying all of these hits, they weren't just a bunch of singles, either. The Cardinals clubbed 308 doubles, one behind NL leaders Houston and New York. They also managed 162 home runs, good for sixth in the league.
Not surprisingly, after seeing these numbers, the Cardinals led the National League in team batting average (.273), on base percentage (.341) and (of course) OPS (.766).
The bats haven't cooled too much so far in this series. Halladay, after a shaky first inning in Game 1, handled the lineup pretty well the rest of the way.
On the other hand, Cliff Lee was not able to control the Cards' offense quite so successfully. After being staked an early 4-0 lead, Lee was beat up to the tune of six innings, 12 hits and five earned runs.
All told, the Cardinals banged out 13 hits in their Game 2 win.
In Game 3, the Cardinals managed 12 hits—however, they also managed to leave 14 runners stranded on base in a 3-2 loss.
In fact, through four games, the Cardinals' team batting average is 21 points higher than that of the Phillies.