PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 9: Michael Martinez #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies dives into third base against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on September 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 7-4. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

Phillies vs. Rockies: Phillies Sweep Doubleheader With 7-4 Victory

After beating the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in the first game of their pair today, the Phillies swept the doubleheader with a 7-4 victory in the nightcap

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Phillies vs. Rockies: Phillies Sweep Doubleheader With 7-4 Victory

After beating the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in the first game of their pair today, the Phillies would sweep the doubleheader with a 7-4 victory in the nightcap. Tyler Cloyd started tonight's game, but he'd make it through only four innings before turning things over to the bullpen. The bullpen was excellent though, allowing only one hit in the final five frames.

The Phillies would get the scoring underway in the bottom of the second, as Michael Martinez singled home Ty Wigginton to put the Phillies up by one. Colorado would jump out to a lead in the top of the next inning though, scoring four in the top of the third.

Philly would start to climb back into this one in the fifth, as Ryan Howard singled home a pair to close the Phils to within one. They'd take the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a Ty Wigginton homerun and a Kevin Frandsen RBI single. RBI singles by Carlos Ruiz and Michael Martinez in the bottom of the seventh would put the Phillies up 7-4, and that would end the scoring Jonathan Papelbon would come in to close the game out in the ninth.

The Phillies will host the Marlins tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. ET, with Wade LeBlanc scheduled to go for Miami and Kyle Kendrick slated to start for the Phillies.

For more on the Phillies, please be sure to check out our blog The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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Phillies vs. Rockies Final Score: Phillies Win In Ninth 3-2

The Phillies won the first game of a double header against the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on a game winning single by Cameron Mayberry Jr. in the bottom of the ninth.

Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out six. He didn't get a decision though as the Phillies offense struggled to put up runs against the Rockies.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory.

The Phillies tied the game 2-2 in the third inning off a Ryan Howard double to center field, but they would have to wait for some last inning heroics before they could prepare for the second game today.

The Phillies have now won three straight as they try to mount a playoff run. The NL East crown is virtually out of reach, but the Phillies sit six games out of the wild card race with the victory.

The second game of the double header begins at 3:35 ET.

For more on the Phillies, please be sure to check out our blog The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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Phillies-Rockies Update: Saturday's Game Postponed

The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies didn't get a chance to play on Saturday night.

After sitting through a 2 hour 49 minute rain delay at Citizens Bank Park, the game was finally called and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader for Sunday. The first game is slated to begin at 1:05 p.m. ET, with the nightcap to get underway at 6:35 p.m. ET.

With the Phillies at 67-71, Charlie Manuel's club is just trying to finish in 3rd place in the National League East and maybe reach .500. The team has been crushed by injuries to stars like Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Roy Halladay, leaving Philly to scratch for wins.

Considering the Rockies have had a very tough season themselves, the Phillies will have a chance to claw two games closer to the .500 mark. After Colorado leaves town, the Miami Marlins will come in for three before a road trip ensues, starting with a four-game series against the hapless Houston Astros.

For more on the Phillies, please be sure to check out our blog The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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

The Philadelphia Phillies will continue their march towards a .500 record as they host the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

The Phillies will send Cole Hamels to the mound. He has not lost a game since Aug. 2 and will be looking for a seventh straight quality start and his 15th win. Hamels currently sports a 3.04 ERA, ninth-best in the National League.

Colorado will counter with Tyler Chatwood, who is in his first season with the Rockies. Chatwood has struggled through seven starts and seven relief appearances, posting a 5.53 ERA and a 4-4 record.

The Phillies' five-year streak of winning the NL East will expire this year, as many of the team's high-profile players have struggled with injuries. However, they are now just four games under .500, the closest they've been to the break-even mark since June 26.

Saturday's game will start at 7:05 ET, and can be found on CSN.

For more on the Phillies, visit The Good Phight. And as always, be sure to check out Baseball Nation, your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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