PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 24: Starting pitcher Cliff Lee #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks to the mound during game two of an interleague game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citizens Bank Park on June 24, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Phillies Drop Both Legs Of Doubleheader Against Rays Sunday

The Philadelphia Phillies dropped both legs of their doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. They lost 3-2 in the afternoon, and 7-3 in the evening.

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Phillies Vs. Rays, Game 3 Final Score: Philadelphia Drops 2nd Leg Of Doubleheader, 7-3

The Philadelphia Phillies dropped the second leg of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-3, on Sunday night at Citizens Bank Park. Cliff Lee (0-4) remains winless despite striking out nine. He allowed five runs, all earned, off six hits and three walks in seven innings.

The Rays jumped to a 3-0 lead in the second inning after Lee gave up back-to-back doubles to Sean Rodriguez and Brooks Conrad. The Phillies took back two runs in the fourth. Placido Polanco doubled to deep center, scoring Hunter Pence. On the next at-bat, John Mayberry Jr. scored Polanco on a single to center.

Conrad expanded the Phillies lead back to three in the sixth inning with a two-run double. Polanco picked up his second RBI on the night in the bottom of the inning with a double to score Pence, capping the Phillies' scoring.

B.J. Rosenberg relieved Lee in the eighth inning, but lasted just two outs. He walked five of the seven batters he faced to put the Rays up 7-3. Brandon Gomes (2-2) earned the win after giving up no runs and one hit with a walk and a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings.

The Phillies will remain at home when they begin their four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04 ERA) will take on the Pirates' Jeff Karstens (0-1, 4.50) at the mound.


Final - 6.24.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay Rays 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 7 6 0
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0
WP: Brandon Gomes (2 - 2)
LP: Cliff Lee (0 - 4)

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Phillies Vs. Rays Final Score: Despite Strong Outing By Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Falls 3-2

The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, in the first game of a doubleheader between the teams on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won the first game of the three-game set on Saturday after it was postponed from Friday.

This game was a pitcher's duel. Unfortunately for Cole Hamels, he didn't get a win or even a decision despite being the better starter. Jimmy Rollins hit a solo shot in the sixth inning to give the Phillies the lead. With one swing of the bat Carlos Pena plated three runs for the Rays in the eighth on his homer. Ty Wigginton hit an RBI single in the eighth but the Phillies couldn't get the game tied.

Cole Hamels got the start for the Phillies and went seven innings. Hamels gave up three hits and zero earned runs while striking out seven batters and walking three. Antonio Bastardo gave up three earned runs in relief on Pena's three-run home run. He also walked two batters before the homer in picking up the loss and a blown save. David Price got the win for Tampa Bay, going seven innings and giving up four hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out eight batters. Fernando Rodney slammed the door on the Phillies in the ninth, striking out two batters and allowing one hit in the save.

The second game of the doubleheader will star at 6:35 p.m. The Phillies are expected to start Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.48 ERA) while the Rays are anticipated to counter with Alex Cobb (3-3, 3.82 ERA).

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Phillies Vs. Rays: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers For Sunday's Doubleheader

Sunday will see the Philadelphia Phillies look to build on Jim Thome's walk-off home run in Saturday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays, taking on the Rays in a day-night doubleheader. Friday's game between the two teams was rained out, resulting in Sunday having two games, the first at 1:05 p.m. ET and the second at 6:35 p.m. ET.

Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25 ERA) will be on the mound for Philadelphia in Sunday's first game, a bad sign for Tampa Bay. They have a 9-14 record against left handers so far this season, and Hamels posted a 2.77 ERA against them over two starts in the 2005 World Series. David Price (9-4, 3.08 ERA) will pitch for the Rays. His only start vs. the Philies saw him give up ten runs, five earned, in a 2009 loss.

The second game will feature Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.48 ERA) pitching for Philadelphia vs. Alex Cobb (3-3, 3.82 ERA) for the Rays. Lee is winless in 11 starts, but has had run support ranking in the bottom of the league, currently 2.90 runs on average. Tampa Bay last saw Lee when he was pitching for Texas, when he posted a 1.13 ERA en route to two wins in the 2010 Division Series.

Game 1:

Time and Location: 1:05 p.m. EST, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

Television Coverage: WB 17 beginning at 1:00p.m. EST

Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25 ERA) vs. David Price (9-4, 3.08 ERA)

Game 2:

Time and Location: 6:35 p.m. EST, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

Television Coverage: CSN Philly beginning at 6:00p.m. EST

Probable Pitchers: Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.48 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb (3.3, 3.82 ERA)

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Phillies Vs. Rays: Thome Hits Walk-Off Home Run In Win

After Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the season, Jim Thome hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Phillies a 7-6 lead over the Rays.

With the Phillies trailing 3-0 in the third inning, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run home run off James Shields to get Philadelphia on the board. The home run was the sixth of the year for Rollins.

In the next inning, Juan Pierre hit a three-run bomb to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead. It was the first home run of the season for Pierre and only the 17th of his career.

With the Phillies leading 6-4 in the top of the ninth, Philadelphia brought in Papelbon, who was perfect in save opportunities in 2012. However, he surrendered two runs and the game was tied on a Brooks Conrad single with two outs.

Thome led off the game in the bottom of the ninth and hit a home run off Jake McGee for the win.

The Phillies and Rays will play a doubleheader on Sunday.

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Phillies Vs. Rays: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The Philadelphia Phillies host the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. (Game Time: 4:05 p.m. ET, TV Schedule: CSN Philly)

The two teams were rained out on Friday night, and Game 1 of the three game series was postponed until a day-night double-header on Sunday.

The Rays will be playing their first game in Philadelphia since the 2008 World Series. Ironically, the Phillies secured their World Series title that year in Game 5, which was finished two days after it began because of rain.

Kyle Kendrick is likely to pitch for the Phillies as Cliff Lee, who was supposed to pitch Friday, is expected to have his start pushed back to Sunday. The Rays will counter with James Shields.


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4 game series vs Rays @ Citizens Bank Park

Fri 06/22 Postponed

Tampa Bay Rays
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

James Shields vs Kyle Kendrick

Sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Sun 06/24 1:05 PM EDT
Sun 06/24 6:35 PM EDT

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Phillies Vs. Rays: Game 1 Postponed, Rescheduled For Day-Night Double Header On Sunday

Game 1 of the three game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays was rained out Friday night, called off after fans waited three hours in the rain, attempting to wait through a delay that wouldn't end. The weather alternated between steady rain and severe thunderstorms. A revised start time of 8:45p.m. was announced at one point, and both teams had their pitchers warming up in the bullpens. Minutes before 8:45, though, the rain started back up again and a little more than an hour later the game was called.

A day-night doubleheader will take place on Sunday, with the first game taking place at 1:05p.m. and the second being played at 6:35p.m.

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Phillies Vs. Rays: Friday Game Time, TV Schedule And Probable Starters

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays start a three game set at Citizens Bank Park starting on Friday night. Cliff Lee will face James Shields in the opener.

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