Trailing 2 to 0 in the fourth, Darin Ruf launched a solo home run, his eighth of the season, to bring the Phillies within one run. Cody Asche tied things up with a bases loaded groundout in the sixth to score Chase Utley. The Phillies would load the bases in the ninth, as Casper Wells reached on a throwing error by Hanley Ramirez before Carlos Ruiz singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Jimmy Rollins came on to pinch hit and was intentionally walked to load the bases, something that will probably never happen again. With the bases loaded and a chance to take the game and salvage at least a win in the series, Michael Young, king of double plays, was sent to the plate. Young did what many expected, hitting the ball to the shortstop, but Hanley Ramirez made his second error of the inning, handing the Phillies a 3 to 2 victory.
It was the Phillies first game they did not get shut out with Sandberg at the helm and also the first game they notched more than three hits, totaling seven in all. Two players made up for six of those seven hits, as Dom Brown went 2 for 4 and Carlos Ruiz went 4 for 4 on the day.
The Phillies will now welcome the Colorado Rockies to Citizens Bank Park for a four game set. Ethan Martin will take the hill for the Phillies.
By: Kyle Babcock
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