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Polanco has missed the last three games, and the move to the disabled list is retroactive to July 23. In an interview with Bob Brookover of Philly.com, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said that the back injury Polanco picked up is the same type of injury that forced him to miss a majority of the 2011 season.
Placido has appeared in 82 games this year, batting .255 with two home runs and 19 RBI.
A replacement for Polanco for the active roster has not been chosen at this time, although Michael Martinez looks like a possible candidate to be recalled.
The Philadelphia Philles rattled off their fourth consecutive win on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Milwaukee Brewers by a final score of 7-6 in 10 innings. The win completes a sweep over the Brewers, and moves the Phillies' record to 8-4 since the All-Star break.
For the fourth day in a row, Philadelphia pulled out the win in their last at-bat of the game. On Wednesday, it was an RBI single from Jimmy Rollins.
Michael Schwimer picked up the win. Starter Vance Worley gave up three runs on 10 hits through five and a third innings of work, while striking out six. Francisco Rodriguez got tagged with the loss for Milwaukee.
The Phillies have the day off on Thursday, ahead of a three-game set in Atlanta that starts Friday. Philadelphia trails Atlanta by 9.5 games and it 14 games behind Washington in the division.
Lately things have been going right for the Philadelphia Phillies. That trend continued in a big way on Wednesday morning with the team signing Cole Hamels to a 6-year, $144 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The Phillies were known to be working hard on a deal to lock up Hamels before the trading deadline, and came through with the longest contract they've ever given a pitcher.
Hamels will make an average of $24 million per year, well above the money Matt Cain received from the San Francisco Gaints earlier this year. With the new pact, the All-Star lefty will make the same annual salary as his star teammate Cliff Lee.
A press conference is expected for Wednesday to celebrate the Phillies keeping another one of their homegrown stars.
After coming back on Tuesday night from a five-run deficit, the Philadelphia Phillies will try to win their fourth in a row on Wednesday afternoon when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park.
Vance Worley will be on the mound for Philadelphia, trying to secure the sweep. Worley has been up-and-down this season, with a 5-6 mark and a 3.82 ERA. In his start, Worley was knocked around by the San Francisco Giants, giving up six earned runs in as many innings while taking the loss.
On the other side, Marco Estrada is seeking to snap his team's five game losing streak while earning his first win of 2012. Estrada is still winless on the campaign, with an 0-4 record. The 29-year-old pitched well against the Cincinnati Reds in his last appearance, going seven innings while just surrendering three runs, all of which came on solo home runs.
With a win, the Phillies would finish their six-game homestand with a winning mark of 4-2.
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Phillies scored six runs in the eighth inning for yet another late-game rally to beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Carlos Ruiz hit a base-clearing three-run double to tie the game at six runs apiece. On the next at-bat, Ruiz ran in what would prove to be the game-winning run on a Hunter Pence single to right field.
Cliff Lee was rocked on the mound. He gave up four home runs among his 12 hits while striking out six in six innings. Aramis Ramirez capped the Brewers' scoring with a two-run shot to left field in the eighth. Lee left the mound immediately, having given up two home runs and a single in the inning with no outs.
In a script reversal for the Phillies, they were able to pull out the win late thanks to their offense. Until the eighth, they only had one run on the board thanks to a Ryan Howard single to left field scoring Shane Victorino in the first. Ty Wigginton led off the eighth with a single, however, bringing up Erik Kratz two batters later to pinch-hit a two-run homer left center off of Manny Parra.
Parra then walked the bases loaded, putting Kameron Loe in an immediate jam. Loe (4-4) earned the loss, perhaps unfairly, for giving up the double to Ruiz and single to Pence before forcing the final out.
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|WP: Michael Schwimer (1 - 1)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
LP: Kameron Loe (4 - 4)
Sometimes a dramatic, late-inning comeback can spur a mid-season winning streak. That's what the Philadelphia Phillies will try to accomplish Tuesday (7:05 p.m. ET on Comcast SportsNet) when they host the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of a three-game series at Citizen Bank Park.
On Monday, the Phillies (43-54) used a four-run rally in the ninth inning to down the visiting Brewers (44-51). The victory was the second straight by Philly, which could put together its second three-game winning streak in less than two weeks.
On Tuesday, Cliff Lee (1-6) will take the mound and oppose the Brewers' Zack Greinke (9-3). Lee has just one victory this season, but he's has a 2.05 ERA in his last three starts.
The Philadelphia Phillies scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, Monday night in the series opener of the three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz hit back-to-back singles with one out to score three runs and tie the game at 6-6. Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez walked Hunter Pence to load the bases, setting up Ty Wigginton to hit the game-winning sacrifice fly.
Roy Halladay left after six innings with three strikeouts, just one shy of 2,000 for his career. He gave up six runs, all earned, off eight hits and a walk.
Halladay wasn't as sharp as he would have liked to be on the night. In the fourth inning, Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run that put the Brewers up 6-2. Halladay retired seven of the next eight batters he faced before leaving the mound, but by then the damage had been done.
Chase Utley and Howard hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to tie the game at two runs apiece. Both players now have four homers on the season. Howard finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs.
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The Phillies will look to stay hot behind Roy Halladay on Monday when the Brewers come to town.