Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Phillies rally for fourth straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Pence’s two-run single in the eighth inning helped extend the Phillies’ winning streak to four games with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight night.
Pence drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs and bases loaded to give the Phillies their first comeback from a post-seventh inning deficit in 39 tries.
Roy Halladay started the game for the first time since May 27, going five innings with six strikeouts and no walks, allowing both Dodger runs. Kyle Kendrick (3-8) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win and Jonathan Papelbon’s 21st save closed it out.
Jimmy Rollins scored in the first inning after a lead-off double, a sacrifice by Shane Victorino and a groundout RBI by Chase Utley.
Cliff Lee faces the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday afternoon.


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