Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Phils cap sweep of Brewers with another thrilling victory

PBR - Jimmy Rollins hit a run-scoring single off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the 10th inning and the Phillies rallied in their last at-bat for the fourth straight day, beating the Brewers, 7-6, in Philadelphia to complete their first three-game sweep of the season on Wednesday.

The win increased the Phillies' winning streak to four games.

“It shows we haven’t given up,” said Chase Utley, who had three hits and three runs batted in. “We have some ground to cover, but we have the type of guys who are determined to win.”

They celebrated with their eighth win in 12 games since the All-Star break and moved closer to getting out of last place. The Phillies remained 9 1/2 games behind in the wild-card standings.

"What we've done the last couple days is what we're capable of being," said center fielder Shane Victorino, who seems to be mentioned in a different trade rumor every day. "It's been fun."

Michael Schwimer (2-1) allowed an unearned run in the 10th, but earned the win.

John Mayberry Jr. walked with one out in the 10th against Rodriguez (2-6). Eric Kratz followed with a double. Pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz hit a sacrifice fly to tie it.

Rollins then ripped an RBI single to right-center to end it.

"We were playing kind of rough at the end and stayed with it," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We did enough to get by."

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