Jeff Karstens was activated off the disabled list on Monday and made his first start of the season since April 17 against Arizona. However, the right-hander struggled, and the sloppy defense behind him didn't help the cause.
Three of the four runs scored in the first frame were charged to Karstens in his fourth start of the season. The rough first frame started after Jimmy Rollins doubled down the first base line to lead off the inning and advanced to third base on the sac bunt from veteran Juan Pierre. Hunter Pence followed by dropping a single into shallow right field to plate the first run of the inning.
A series of miscues by the defense allowed three more runs to score. Four straight one-out hits connected off Karstens, where the team sailed the ball all over the windy infield.
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