Saturday, April 26, 2014

Phillies offense comes alive late; rallies past Diamondbacks

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
April 26, 2014, 11:30 p.m.
@Philabaseball

The Philies offense came alive over the final three innings on Saturday night at Chase Field, scoring six runs to overtake the Diamondbacks in a 6-5 victory.

Trailing 5-0 in the seventh, the Phillies scored a pair of runs to trim the deficit to three before pounding out four runs in the eighth.

Ryan Howard opened the frame reaching on a dropped pop-fly by third baseman Martin Prado. Marlon Byrd followed with a walk and Domonic Brown advanced both runners via a single to right. Carlos Ruiz, Cody Asche and Ben Revere each collected hits in the inning and drove in the four runs, including Revere with the game winner. 

Cliff Lee struggled for the Phillies, scattering eight hits over six innings. He surrendered five runs (three earned) while striking out a pair. 

Jeff Manship tossed a scoreless inning to collect the win.

Ruiz finished 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. He's now hitting .296 on the season. 

The victory evened the Phillies record on the season to 12-12 and ensured at least a .500 road trip as the club returns home Tuesday for a two-game set with the Mets.

 - The Philadelphia Baseball Review is the top baseball news blog in Philadelphia, providing news coverage and analysis of the 2014 Phillies and baseball in the Philadelphia region.

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