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Phillies Take 6-4 Lead on Carlos Ruiz RBI Ground Out

Despite the multitude of 100 MPH fastballs released from the left hand of Aroldis Chapman, the Phillies scored three runs off the fellow, two of them earned. Jay Bruce deserves a dunce hat and Scott Rolen has made his share of uncharacteristically poor decisions tonight. With runners on first and third, Carlos Ruiz grounded out to Paul Janish, who flipped to Brandon Phillips but had no play on Chooch at first, allowing Rollins to score.

Mike Sweeney blooped his first career postseason single but almost got thrown out at first after stopping to hug Davey Lopes and Aroldis Chapman. I heart Sweeney. The Phillies have Brian Schneider, Wilson Valdez, Ross Gload, and Greg Dobbs still available on the bench.

Nick Masset came on to record the final out of Shane Victorino. Ryan Madson will start the eighth inning, looking to get his first hold of the postseason. Sources tell me that Bradley Lidge is mentally preparing in the bullpen.

6-4 Phillies.