National League Game Summary - Colorado at Philadelphia, Game One|
(Sunday, September 9th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Colorado 2
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - John Mayberry Jr. knocked in the game-
winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win
over the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader at Citizens
With the bases loaded and two outs, Mayberry lofted a fly ball to shallow left
field. Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez made a diving attempt at the ball,
but couldn't hold on, allowing Nate Schierholtz to score.
Ryan Howard drove in a pair of runs with a double and Domonic Brown went 2-
for-4 for the Phillies, winners in three straight.
Cole Hamels started for Philadelphia and allowed two runs on five hits and
struck out six over seven innings. Jonathan Papelbon (5-6) earned the win
after stranding a runner in the ninth.
"It feels like we're trying to get into (a pennant race)," Phillies manager
Charlie Manuel said. "When things go right we look pretty good."
DJ LaMahieu and Tyler Chatwood each drove in a run for the Rockies, losers
in four straight.
Matt Belisle (3-6) was charged with the loss after allowing the game-winning
The Rockies tallied a pair in the second. With runners on first and second and
no outs, LeMahieu laced an RBI single to center to score Wilin Rosario, and
Chatwood followed suit with a run-scoring base hit of his own in the
next at bat to plate Chris Nelson.
The Phillies knotted it up in the third when Howard knocked in two with a
double to right-center field. Hamels walked to open the inning and Utley
singled to put runners on the corners with two outs before Howard roped a line
drive in the gap.
Hamels hasn't lost since Aug. 2 ... The Phillies have won seven of their last
11 overall ... Chatwood started for the Rockies and allowed two runs on three
hits and four walks over five innings ... Colorado is 15-21 against the NL
East this season.
09/09 17:15:16 ET