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Phillies turn triple play but get blasted at home by Rockies

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PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Holliday made three outs with one swing and produced three runs with his next one.

Holliday lined into a triple play in the first inning, then hit a three-run homer his next time up Wednesday night to start the Colorado Rockies on a 12-0 romp past the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Rockies posted the most-lopsided road shutout in team history -- they won 11-0 at San Diego on Sept. 13, 2000. Holliday, who hit two home runs Tuesday night against the Phillies, connected for the fourth consecutive game.

Four Colorado pitchers combined on a four-hitter against the league's top-scoring team. Ryan Howard struck out with the bases loaded in the first, and reliever Mark Redman (1-4) later pitched five innings.

The result coupled with the Dodgers' 6-1 victory against San Diego left Colorado, Philadelphia and Los Angeles 2½ games behind the Padres in the NL wild-card race.

The injury-depleted Phillies sustained another loss when rookie starter Kyle Kendrick (8-4) left in the fourth inning with a bruised knee after getting hit by Garrett Atkins' line drive. X-rays were negative and Kendrick was day-to-day, though he was optimistic he wouldn't miss a start.

Not even turning their second triple play of the season could help the struggling Phillies, who are 4-7 since winning six straight to pull within two games of the NL East-leading New York Mets.

Cory Sullivan led off the game with a single and Troy Tulowitzki bunted for a single, putting Kendrick in an early jam.

Holliday followed with a hard shot that third baseman Greg Dobbs caught inches above the ground. Dobbs threw to second baseman Chase Utley for the second out, and Utley tagged Tulowitzki.

"It was a weird play," Holliday said. "Nothing we can do about it. Not that big a deal, really."

The Phillies also turned a triple play April 21 at Cincinnati.

Holliday hit his 30th home run in the third for a 3-0 lead. He leads the NL with 119 RBI.

"You just feel like you're seeing pitches really well," Holliday said.

It completely unraveled for the Phillies after Atkins led off the fourth with a shot off Kendrick's knee. Kendrick fell to the ground, the ball went high in the air and landed for an infield single.

Kendrick got up, tried to walk it off and went back down, grimacing in pain. He limped off the field and was replaced by John Ennis.

"I didn't get a chance to see it, but I felt it," Kendrick said, adding the swelling had gone down considerably by the time the game ended.

Omar Quintanilla hit an RBI single and Tulowitzki had a two-run single. Todd Helton added a three-run double off Clay Condrey for a 9-0 lead.

Sullivan hit a solo home run off Francisco Rosario in the sixth, prompting a group of fans to get up, chant "E-A-G-L-E-S," and leave the ballpark.

Redman earned his first victory in his third appearance with the Rockies. The left-hander allowed two hits and struck out four.

Redman pitched in six games with Atlanta this season and also spent time in the minors with Texas and Toronto. An All-Star last year with Kansas City, Redman has been released three times, pitched for four different minor league teams and endured one stint on the disabled list this year. Now, he could find himself in the starting rotation in a playoff race.

"When you have a big lead like that, you go right after the hitters," Redman said. "It was an off night for them."

Rockies starter Denny Bautista pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of the season after appearing as a reliever in 58 games between Triple-A and the majors. He threw 41 pitches, one more than he was scheduled to make.

Bautista escaped a big jam after the Phillies loaded the bases with no outs in the first. Howard struck out swinging at a 3-2 pitch, Aaron Rowand fouled out and Dobbs, after getting ahead 3-0 in the count, eventually flied out.

"That turned the game around," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Notes

  • Phillies ace Cole Hamels felt fine after a bullpen session and hopes to start Tuesday at St. Louis. The All-Star lefty has been out since Aug. 22 with an elbow strain.
  • The Phillies turned three triple plays in 1964 and two in 1925.
  • Bautista was the 12th different starting pitcher used by the Rockies this season.
  • Colorado C Yorvit Torrealba was ejected in the second inning after getting called out on strikes by plate umpire Bill Welke.
 
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Troy Tulowitzki has a hand in Colorado's drubbing of the Phillies in a wild-card battle.  (AP)
Troy Tulowitzki has a hand in Colorado's drubbing of the Phillies in a wild-card battle. (AP)

Players of the Game
Colorado

M. Redman
IP 5.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 0
K 4
Colorado

M. Holliday
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Colorado Rockies
Cory Sullivan, CF-RF4331101 .324
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3222110 .294
   a- Clint Barmes, PH-SS^CF1000011 .206
Matt Holliday, LF3213102 .335
    Ryan Spilborghs, LF1110000 .296
Todd Helton, 1B4033000 .318
    Joe Koshansky, 1B1000011 .000
Garrett Atkins, 3B4110012 .284
    Juan Morillo, P0000000 .000
   b- Jamey Carroll, PH-SS1000001 .211
Brad Hawpe, RF3100211 .281
    Josh Newman, P0000000 .000
Yorvit Torrealba, C1000011 .256
    Chris Iannetta, C4121012 .215
Omar Quintanilla, 2B5111033 .226
Denny Bautista, P0000000 .000
   c- Jeff Baker, PH1000000 .213
    Mark Redman, P2000012 .000
   d- Ian Stewart, PH-3B1011000 .229
Totals39121512511  
a-struck out for Tulowitzki in the 8th
b-popped out for Morillo in the 9th
c-lined out for D. Bautista in the 3rd
d-doubled for Redman in the 8th
Batting
2B - Todd Helton 2 (38, Kendrick, Condrey), Chris Iannetta (8, Mesa), Ian Stewart (4, Mesa)
HR - Cory Sullivan (2, Rosario), Matt Holliday (30, Kendrick)
RBI - Cory Sullivan (13), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (84), Matt Holliday 3 (119), Todd Helton 3 (76), Chris Iannetta (22), Omar Quintanilla (3), Ian Stewart (9)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (25), Matt Holliday 3 (34), Todd Helton 3 (39), Chris Iannetta (9)
Team LOB - 5
Colorado Rockies
Denny Bautista 2200210 14.09
Mark Redman (W,1-4) 5200040 9.67
Juan Morillo 1000010 0.00
Josh Newman 1000010 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Denny Bautista 41-18, Mark Redman 64-40, Juan Morillo 13-9, Josh Newman 9-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Denny Bautista 1-4, Mark Redman 1-10, Juan Morillo 1-1, Josh Newman 1-1
Batters Faced - Denny Bautista 10, Mark Redman 17, Juan Morillo 3, Josh Newman 3
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS2000101 .294
    Tadahito Iguchi, 2B1000000 .267
Chase Utley, 2B3010000 .338
    Abraham Nunez, SS1000000 .238
Pat Burrell, LF2000100 .266
   a- Chris Roberson, PH-RF1000010 .296
Ryan Howard, 1B3000023 .262
    Jose Mesa, P0000000 .000
    Fabio Castro, P0000000 .000
   b- Pete Laforest, PH1000010 .345
Aaron Rowand, CF3000003 .310
    Michael Bourn, CF1000000 .282
Greg Dobbs, 3B4010013 .282
Jayson Werth, RF-LF3010021 .320
Chris Coste, C3010002 .304
Kyle Kendrick, P0000000 .171
    John Ennis, P0000000 .333
    Clay Condrey, P0000000 .000
   c- Rod Barajas, PH1000000 .225
    Francisco Rosario, P0000000 .000
   d- Wes Helms, PH-1B1000001 .247
Totals3004027  
a-struck out for Burrell in the 8th
b-struck out for Castro in the 9th
c-flied out for Condrey in the 5th
d-flied out for Rosario in the 7th
Batting
SH - Kyle Kendrick (3)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (31, 2nd base off D. Bautista/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Pat Burrell 1
Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Kendrick (L,8-4) 3744131 4.02
John Ennis 0.2255310 8.22
Clay Condrey 1.1100010 4.60
Francisco Rosario 2111021 5.61
Jose Mesa 1211020 7.80
Fabio Castro 1211120 6.17
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 43-26, John Ennis 26-12, Clay Condrey 21-15, Francisco Rosario 29-18, Jose Mesa 20-14, Fabio Castro 19-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 1-2, Clay Condrey 1-2, Francisco Rosario 2-2, Jose Mesa 1-0
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 14, John Ennis 7, Clay Condrey 5, Francisco Rosario 7, Jose Mesa 5, Fabio Castro 6
Game Information
Attendance - 31541
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Mike DiMuro