National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at Arizona|
(Saturday, May 11th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Arizona 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Jimmy Rollins accounted for two of the three
Philadelphia runs and Cliff Lee pitched seven stellar innings as the Phillies
edged the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-1, at Chase Field.
Rollins delivered the game's first run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning
and provided some insurance in the seventh with a single up the middle. Ben
Revere went 2-for-3 and scored twice while Lee laid down three sacrifice
bunts, the first Phillies pitcher to accomplish such a feat since Chad Ogea in
Lee (4-2) tossed seven scoreless and struck out three but was lifted after
throwing 114 pitches, 78 of which went for strikes. Jonathan Papelbon entered
with one gone in the eighth and recorded his sixth save of the season.
"[Lee] pitched great, that's not the last game he's going to throw that way,
he's thrown a lot like that before," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He had
total command of the strike zone, threw the ball wherever he wanted to, in or
out, up or down. It was just a great job by him."
Trevor Cahill (2-4) yielded just one run on three hits but walked five in five
innings of work.
After four scoreless innings, Rollins put the visiting Phillies on the board
with his sac fly to deep center field. Revere worked a walk, advanced to
second on Lee's sac bunt, and took third on a Cahill wild pitch.
Rollins extended Philadelphia's lead two frames later, once again plating
Revere after a single and Lee sacrifice, this time on a single to right.
"I usually have success when I get runners on. Not so much yet this year,"
Rollins said. "Tonight I did what was needed. I was put in a good position and
I got a sac fly and a single."
Dominic Brown provided the third run in the eighth, plating Michael Young with
a single to center. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single off Will Harris to load
the bases, but pinch-hitter Laynce Nix struck out looking.
Antonio Bastardo started the eighth for the Phillies but walked A.J. Pollock
and surrendered a one-out single to Paul Goldschmidt, putting runners on the
corners. Papelbon then relieved Bastardo and allowed a sac fly to Cody Ross
for the lone Arizona run but struck out Miguel Montero to end the threat.
Papelbon put two on in the ninth but fanned pinch-hitter Eric Hinske and
Pollock to earn his first save of more than one inning this season and 36th of
Ryan Howard went 0-for-5 tonight with four strikeouts. He has not recorded a
hit in his last 14 at-bats ... The Phillies are 5-for-28 with runners in
scoring position through three games this series ... Arizona saw its five-game
win streak come to an end... Pollock doubled twice while Gerardo Parra went 3-
05/12 01:43:17 ET