Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Brian Schneider hit a two-run triple and Joe Blanton threw six solid innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies held on to complete a four-game sweep of Colorado with a 5-4 victory.
Blanton (4-6) struggled early and was pulled after throwing 85 pitches, but limited the Rockies to two runs to get the win, his first since June 24. He gave up six hits and walked three.
Brad Lidge recorded the save, but only after giving up a two-run homer to Seth Smith and working out of a bases-loaded jam for the second straight day.
Placido Polanco and Greg Dobbs each had two hits for the Phillies, who took advantage of a variety of fielding mishaps by the Rockies to win their fifth consecutive game and eighth straight at Citizens Bank Park. It is Philadelphia’s longest home winning streak since 1991, when it won 16 in a row.
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