Arizona at Philadelphia

Final 12th
W: R. Seanez (4-3) L: C. Robertson (0-1)
HR: ARI - None   PHI - R. Howard (28)

Werth's single in 12th inning caps wild Phillies victory wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- -The Arizona Diamondbacks decided to pitch to Jayson Werth with the game on the line Friday night, and Werth was ready.

Werth hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies won 6-5 in a matchup of NL division leaders.

"I was happy to get the hit and get us out of here," said Werth, who was 3-for-7.

Shane Victorino also had three hits for the Phillies, who have won three straight. Victorino tied it at 5 with a two-run triple off Tony Pena in the eighth inning.

So Taguchi led off the 12th with a single to left for Philadelphia. Chris Coste then sacrificed him to second and Connor Robertson (0-1) intentionally walked Jimmy Rollins to get to Werth, who singled to center.

"I tried to go inside with a cutter, but I left it out over the plate and he got some good wood on it," Robertson said.

Rudy Seanez (4-3) pitched a scoreless 12th to earn the win. He had been battling back spasms in recent days, but felt good enough to pitch.

"I would have been out there for as long as they needed me," Seanez said.

Ryan Howard hit his major league-leading 28th home run for the Phillies, extending his hitting streak to a season-high 14 games with a drive to left-center off Doug Davis in the second inning. He has four homers in his last three games and eight in his last 10.

"I've always known Ryan Howard is a good hitter," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "It's good. I'm happy for him."

The West-leading Diamondbacks were extended to extra innings for the second straight game after winning 7-5 in 11 innings at Washington on Thursday.

"We made some mistakes early on, but our bats came alive at the end," manager Bob Melvin said. "They just had one more big hit than we did."

Arizona erased a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio had a two-run single and Stephen Drew drove in the go-ahead run with a base hit.

Davis allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. It was his 10th start since returning to the mound following surgery on April 10 to remove a cancerous thyroid.

Kyle Kendrick yielded four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings for the East-leading Phillies.

"We had our share of chances and the bullpen did a good job," Kendrick said. "It was nice to get a win like this."

Arizona's Chad Tracy tied it at 1 with an RBI single in the sixth. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games.


  • Arizona 3B Mark Reynolds was held out of the starting lineup after committing three errors in Thursday's win at Washington. Reynolds has committed a major league-worst 19 errors this season. Reynolds did appear as a pinch hitter in the 11th.
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So Taguchi plates the winning run and sends Philly fans into a tizzy with an extra-inning victory.  (AP)
So Taguchi plates the winning run and sends Philly fans into a tizzy with an extra-inning victory. (AP)

Players of the Game

R. Howard
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1

S. Victorino
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Augie Ojeda, 3B5000012 .281
Stephen Drew, SS6021022 .259
Orlando Hudson, 2B6120023 .301
Conor Jackson, LF6010002 .299
Chad Tracy, 1B6021022 .289
Chris Young, CF5000022 .228
Miguel Montero, C5230001 .262
Alex Romero, RF5121001 .255
Doug Davis, P2000011 .111
   a- Emilio Bonifacio, PH1112000 .100
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Doug Slaten, P0000000 .000
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
   b- Chris Burke, PH0000100 .168
    Leo Rosales, P0000000 .000
   c- Mark Reynolds, PH1000010 .252
    Connor Robertson, P0000000 .000
a-doubled for Davis in the 7th
b-walked for Pena in the 9th
c-struck out (wild pitch) for Rosales in the 11th
2B - Chad Tracy (6, Condrey), Miguel Montero (8, Kendrick), Alex Romero 2 (4, Kendrick, Durbin), Emilio Bonifacio (1, Kendrick)
SH - Augie Ojeda (1)
RBI - Stephen Drew (33), Chad Tracy (18), Alex Romero (5), Emilio Bonifacio 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Chad Tracy (7), Alex Romero (3)
SB - Orlando Hudson (3, 2nd base off Kendrick/Ruiz), Mark Reynolds (6, 2nd base off Romero/Coste)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Hudson-Drew-Tracy
Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug Davis 6533441 3.80
Chad Qualls (H,16) 1200000 3.09
Doug Slaten0011100 4.44
Tony Pena (BS,3) 1211100 3.95
Leo Rosales 2200210 2.61
Connor Robertson (L,0-1) 1.1411100 6.35
IBB - Ruiz by Doug Davis, Dobbs by Tony Pena, Rollins by Leo Rosales, Rollins by Connor Robertson
WP - Doug Davis (5), Leo Rosales (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 98-58, Chad Qualls 8-7, Doug Slaten 6-2, Tony Pena 23-12, Leo Rosales 34-18, Connor Robertson 27-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 5-8, Chad Qualls 2-0, Tony Pena 2-1, Leo Rosales 1-4, Connor Robertson 3-1
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 26, Chad Qualls 4, Doug Slaten 1, Tony Pena 6, Leo Rosales 10, Connor Robertson 9
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5020205 .270
Jayson Werth, RF-LF^RF7031022 .276
Chase Utley, 2B6010013 .292
Ryan Howard, 1B5221111 .236
Pat Burrell, LF4010000 .279
    Eric Bruntlett, PR-LF0100000 .232
   a- Geoff Jenkins, PH-RF0000100 .241
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
   b- Mike Cervenak, PH1000001 .000
    Rudy Seanez, P0000000 .000
Pedro Feliz, 3B3110202 .267
Shane Victorino, CF6132013 .272
Carlos Ruiz, C1000200 .205
    Chad Durbin, P0000000 .167
   c- Greg Dobbs, PH0000100 .328
    Brad Lidge, P0000000 .000
    Clay Condrey, P0000000 .000
    So Taguchi, LF1110000 .212
Kyle Kendrick, P2010000 .143
    R.J. Swindle, P0000000 .000
    Chris Coste, C3000003 .278
a-walked for Bruntlett in the 9th
b-flied out for Romero in the 11th
c-was walked intentionally for Durbin in the 8th
2B - Shane Victorino (17, Davis)
3B - Shane Victorino (4, Pena)
HR - Ryan Howard (28, Davis)
SH - Pedro Feliz (2), So Taguchi (4), Chris Coste (2)
RBI - Jayson Werth (36), Ryan Howard (84), Shane Victorino 2 (26)
SB - Chase Utley (10, 2nd base off Rosales/Montero)
CS - Carlos Ruiz (1, 2nd base by Davis/Montero)
Team LOB - 16
Outfield Assists - Shane Victorino 1
Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Kendrick 6.1944040 4.47
R.J. Swindle0100000 6.00
Chad Durbin 1.2211020 1.89
Brad Lidge 1000120 0.92
Clay Condrey 0.2100000 3.76
J.C. Romero 1.1000020 2.17
Rudy Seanez (W,4-3) 1000010 2.63
WP - Brad Lidge (3), J.C. Romero (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 86-54, R.J. Swindle 3-3, Chad Durbin 22-15, Brad Lidge 24-14, Clay Condrey 10-7, J.C. Romero 15-11, Rudy Seanez 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 7-8, Chad Durbin 1-1, Brad Lidge 1-0, Clay Condrey 2-0, J.C. Romero 2-1, Rudy Seanez 1-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 28, R.J. Swindle 1, Chad Durbin 6, Brad Lidge 4, Clay Condrey 3, J.C. Romero 5, Rudy Seanez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 45028
Game Time - 4:03
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Gerry Davis