Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Howard notched a game-winning base
hit in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies took the rubber match of
a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4.
Howard snapped an 0-for-9 slump with the bases-loaded single, which scored
After becoming baseball's biggest seller at the July 31 trade deadline, the
Phillies took their second straight series.
Chase Utley homered for the Phillies, who have taken four of their last six
Mother Nature did not cooperate with Cliff Lee, who was tagged for three home
runs on a blustery day at Citizens Bank Park. When Lee kept the ball in the
park, he was strong. He gave up four runs on eight hits in eight innings,
while striking out five and not issuing a walk.
Trevor Cahill used a steady stream of sinkers to contain the Phillies'
hitters, but took a no decision after holding Philadelphia to three runs on
six hits in seven frames. He fanned six and walked two.
Chris Johnson, Stephen Drew and Paul Goldschmidt homered for the Diamondbacks,
who lost their second straight game.
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