Clutchley's Triple Puts Phils Ahead

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The Phillies won their first series since early June with Sunday's 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Phillies were trailing 4-1 after Jamie Moyer gave up two home runs to Aaron Hill and a two-run shot to Jose Bautista. Moyer gave up five hits over five innings, however the long ball hurt him.

Eric Bruntlett had been hit-less since filling in for Jimmy Rollins, who was benched for the fourth straight day. With two men on base and no outs, Bruntlett laid down a perfect bunt and beat out the throw. With the bases loaded, Carlos Ruiz hit a grounder to third baseman Scott Rolen, who threw to second hoping to turn a double play, however Bruntlett's hard slide avoided the twin killing. A run scored, and Shane Victorino's sacrifice fly brought in another run.

The Phillies were within one until Chase Utley smoked a triple off the right center field wall bring in the tying and go-ahead runs. With their power, the Phillies aren't known to play small ball, but used it in the fourth inning putting together a big inning.

Chan Ho Park and Ryan Madson were able to hold the Blue Jays and Brad Lidge closed it out with his fourteenth save of the year. With the win, Jamie Moyer passed Bob Gibson for 43rd on the all time wins list with 252.


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