Sunday, July 15, 2012

Phils top Rockies, end losing skid

There were some wild games in the majors on Saturday, but we start with the Phillies ended their 5 game losing streak with an 8-5 win in Denver.  Carlos Ruiz (.351) was 1 for 4, but the 1 was a 3-run bomb in the top of the 1st which got the Phillies off early.  Ryan Howard (.133 since being activated) was 0 for 4 with a walk, and scored a run.  Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47) picked up the win, throwing 6.2 innings, and allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, and also had 2 hits himself, driving in 2  runs in the top of the 6th. Jake Diekman came on, stranded a runner in the 6th, and began the 7th.  After retiring the leadoff hitter in the 7th, Jake hit a batter and walked another, before Brian Sanchez came on to allow a 3-run home run by Wilin Rosario before Papelbon restored order with a 5-out save.

The win for Worley was #39 for the HomeSide in 2012.

In Baltimore, the Orioles came back twice in extra innings to take an 8-6, 13 inning win over the Tigers.  Quintin Berry (.297) had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs for Detroit.  Berry now has 17 RBI..........In Toronto, the Blue Jays scored 8 runs in the 3rd inning and held on for an 11-9 win over the Indians.  Lou Marson (.293) was 1 for 4 for the Tribe, extending his hitting streak to 9 games. Marson is  14 for 34 over the 9 games, a .412 clip............In Atlanta, Michael Bourn (.311) had 2 hits, scored a run and drove in 2 more to help the Braves to an 8-7 win over the Mets.

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