Phillies Overcome BS

The Philadelphia Phillies overcame Brad Lidge's BS- blown save. Lidge blew his second straight save, and fourth of the season.

Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each had RBI hits. Mark Teixiera homered and Johnny Damon had a RBI for the Yankees, making it 3-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Cole Hamels and CC Sabathia dominated the game. Hamels pitched six innings allowing just the two runs on eight hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. Sabathia struck out four in eight innings, allowing three runs on nine hits.

Melky Cabrera, the hero of Saturday's game, drove in the tying run off Lidge in the ninth. Lidge managed to get out of the inning without further damage, but he still blew the save.

With two outs, Chase Utley, who did not start the game, drew a walk and stole second. Carlos Ruiz doubled to score Utley and the Phillies took a 4-3 lead in the 11th inning. Three of the four runs the Phillies scored came on two outs.

Earlier in the game, Ruiz blocked the plate perfectly and Damon was thrown out at the plate for the second time of the series.

The Phillies took two out of three from the Yankees, who won nine in a row coming into the series.


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