By SAMUEL BOTWINICK  |  Staff Writer

In a pitching duel on Thursday, Aaron Cook was phenomenal, pitching three scoreless innings, while allowing just one hit.

The Phillies were leading 1-0 in the top of the seventh, when Phillies' relief pitcher, Phillippe Aumont, yielded a single to Pirates' second baseman, Neil Walker, and later in the inning, uncorked a wild pitch scoring Walker.

The game was tied in the bottom of the eighth, when ex-Phillie, Mike Zagurski, surrendered the go ahead run to Phillies' second baseman, Pete Orr, who hit a solo shot to put the Phillies up for good. 

On the Mound:  Jonathan Papelbon struck out two in a scoreless inning in relief ...  Jake Diekman picked up the win, tossing a scoreless inning, while striking out two ...  and Cesar Jimenez notched the save, throwing a scoreless ninth, while punching out two.

At the Plate:  Chase Utley went 2-4 ...  Ryan Howard went 1-3 while hitting an RBI sac fly ...  and Domonic Brown was hitless in three plate appearances.

Up Next:  The Phillies will travel to Port Charlotte, Florida on Friday to play the Rays.  Left-hander, John Lannan, will make the start for the Phillies.

-  Samuel Botwinick is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Baseball Review.  Contact him at or @avdbkr20samuel on twitter.         


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