The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies took two games out of the three-game set.
The Phillies trailed early in this game, 3-0, on a Chris Johnson two-run shot and a solo homer by Stephen Drew in the second inning. The home runs were hit back-to-back. Philadelphia got two of the runs back in the second inning. Trevor Cahill threw a wild pitch which allowed John Mayberry to score. Erik Kratz also hit an RBI double in the inning. A Chase Utley solo homer tied the game in the fifth inning. Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo shot in the sixth inning to give Arizona the lead back. A David Hernandez throwing error allowed Mayberry to score from third in the eighth inning. Ryan Howard hit a bases loaded RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.
Cliff Lee got the start for the Phillies for and pitched eight innings. Lee gave up eight hits (three home runs) and four earned runs. He struck out five batters. Cahill went seven innings for Arizona. He gave up six hits and three earned runs. Hernandez got the blown save in 2/3 of an inning for giving up three hits and an earned run. Josh Collmenter took the loss for the Diamondbacks after giving up three hits and an earned run in 1/3 of an inning in the ninth. Jonathan Papelbon got the win for the Phillies for pitching a scoreless ninth. He gave up one hit and one walk during the inning.
The Phillies (49-59) will begin their next series on Aug. 6 against the Atlanta Braves (62-46) at Citizens Bank Park.
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