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MLB • Chris Carpenter blew a 5-2 lead in the Cardinals' costly 7-5 loss to the Padres. It was the second consecutive loss for Carpenter, who was staked to a three-run lead in both games. Prior to that, Carpenter had lost only one of the last 57 games in which he led by three runs, dating back to August 2001.
• That was the Cardinals' seventh consecutive loss, one short of the longest September ...
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