Saturday, April 7, 2012

Phillies fall in extras to Pirates

PBR- The Phillies dropped their second game to the Pirates in the bottom of the 10th. Pittsburgh left fielder Alex Presley hit a single to deep short with two outs, allowing pinch runner Michael McKenry to score.

Joe Blanton (0-1) picked up the loss, while Juan Cruz (1-0) got the win.

Both sides had strong pitching, with Cliff Lee and Jeff Karstens going six innings and giving up one each. Lee gave up only two hits, and struck out four.

With the game winning single, Presley picked up his second hit. The Pirates scored their first run on a wild pitch.

Both center fielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Placido Polanco picked up two hits for the Phillies. Victorino scored the lone run for the Phillies on a Hunter Pence single.

The Phillies now drop to (1-1) on the season.

Up next for Philadelphia will be the rubber game of the series with Pittsburgh. Vance Worley will take the mound for the Phillies against the Pirates’ James McDonald.

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