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.
Michael Schwimer (1-1) was given the win for putting no men on base and striking out one in the eighth inning. Jonathan Papelbon struck out two for his 22nd save on the season.
Game 3 of the series will be played at 1:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82 ERA) and the Brewers' Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.10) will start on the pitcher's mound.
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|WP: Michael Schwimer (1 - 1)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
LP: Kameron Loe (4 - 4)