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Rollins' go-ahead grand slam fuels Phillies past Cards

CBSSports.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins was hidden behind a throng of reporters and cameras when Shane Victorino entered the clubhouse.

"Can you stand up and talk? I can't see you," said Victorino, only an inch taller than the 5-foot-8 Rollins.

For a little guy, Rollins can drive the ball a long way.

Rollins hit a go-ahead grand slam and had a career-high five RBI, Victorino went 4 for 4 with a homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-6 Saturday in a matchup of division leaders.

"Shane's had a great year. It's a testament to his teacher," Rollins said, taking some credit for Victorino's success.

 Phils reliever Condrey heads to DL

Rodrigo Lopez (3-0) allowed four runs -- three earned -- and 10 hits in six innings. The veteran right-hander likely would be the odd man out when recently signed Pedro Martinez is ready to join the Phillies' rotation.

Cardinals center fielder Rick Ankiel hit a solo homer and robbed Jayson Werth of a two-run shot with an outstanding catch. Ryan Ludwick also went deep for the NL Central leaders.

Rollins connected off reliever Jason Motte (3-4) in the sixth to give Philadelphia a 7-4 lead. Victorino followed with a homer.

The NL East-leading Phillies have won 16 of 19.

Matt Holliday went 2 for 4 with a walk after getting four hits in his debut with St. Louis. The three-time All-Star outfielder was acquired from Oakland on Friday for three minor league prospects.

Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse allowed three runs and four hits in four innings. He threw 90 pitches in his shortest outing since returning from the disabled list on July 12.

Trever Miller pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, but was removed for Motte with one out in the sixth. Motte loaded the bases on two walks and a single.

With two outs, Rollins drove an 0-1 pitch into the seats in right for his second career slam and first hit in nine at-bats with the bases full this season. The 2007 NL MVP got a curtain call from the sellout crowd after circling the bases.

"He's driving the ball," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He hits with a short, explosive swing. Right now he's swinging much better."

Rollins, batting just .237, lined an RBI double in the eighth. Victorino followed with a two-run single and Ryan Howard doubled in two more to make it 14-5.

Rollins is batting .341 this month after hitting .207 over the first three.

"I can't mention my secrets," he said when asked about making adjustments.

The game was delayed a few minutes in the seventh because a fan pointed a green laser toward Albert Pujols in the batter's box. Security workers tried to identify the fan, and Pujols singled after play resumed. Holliday followed with an RBI double off Chan Ho Park to cut it to 8-5.

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa spoke to umpires after the game and said other players besides Pujols were targeted by the laser.

"It's very dangerous," La Russa said.

Julio Lugo, who came up before Pujols, was scared for his life.

"You think somebody is going to shoot you," he said.

Rollins called the fan "immature."

Ankiel saved two runs in the third by leaping about 2 feet above the 6-foot wall in center to catch Werth's drive. Ankiel hit one into the second deck in right to give the Cardinals a 4-3 lead in the sixth.

The Phillies jumped on Lohse for three two-out runs in the first. Raul Ibanez had an RBI single and Pedro Feliz hit a two-run single.

Ludwick led off the second with a homer to left. Holliday started the fourth with a double, moved to third on Ludwick's bloop single and scored on a throwing error by first baseman Howard.

Throwing to second base has been problematic for Howard throughout his career, but he's drastically improved his all-around defense this season. The errant toss was only his fifth error. Howard made a fielding error in the seventh that led to another unearned run.


  • Martinez will make his first rehab start for the Phillies at Class-A Clearwater on Sunday. The three-time Cy Young Award winner signed a one-year contract this month after sitting out the first half of the season.
  • RHP Clay Condrey (oblique) became the third member of Philadelphia's bullpen to go on the disabled list this week.
  • St. Louis' Skip Schumaker has a 10-game hitting streak.
  • The Phillies have eight slams this season, tying a team record.
  • Victorino has five four-hit games this year.
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Jimmy Rollins (left) hits a grand slam in the fifth and finishes with a career-high five RBI. (AP)
Jimmy Rollins (left) hits a grand slam in the fifth and finishes with a career-high five RBI. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Rollins
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1

S. Victorino
AB 4
R 3
H 4
HR 1

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St. Louis Cardinals
Skip Schumaker, 2B-RF5210002 .305
Julio Lugo, SS5141011 .311
Albert Pujols, 1B5011003 .325
Matt Holliday, LF4121112 .296
Ryan Ludwick, RF4121022 .279
    Brad Thompson, P0000000 .091
   a- Brendan Ryan, PH1000001 .274
Rick Ankiel, CF5131000 .236
Mark DeRosa, 3B4020103 .263
Yadier Molina, C3000003 .285
   b- Jason LaRue, PH-C0000000 .246
Kyle Lohse, P1000001 .217
   c- Colby Rasmus, PH1000000 .260
    Trever Miller, P0000000 .000
    Jason Motte, P0000000 .000
    Dennys Reyes, P0000000 .000
   d- Nick Stavinoha, PH1000000 .220
    Josh Kinney, P0000000 .000
    Joe Thurston, 2B1000010 .230
a-lined out for Thompson in the 9th
b-hit by pitch for Molina in the 8th
c-popped out for Lohse in the 5th
d-grounded out for Reyes in the 7th
2B - Skip Schumaker (24, Lopez), Julio Lugo (5, Lopez), Matt Holliday 2 (26, Lopez, Park), Rick Ankiel (18, Register), Mark DeRosa (14, Lopez)
3B - Julio Lugo (3, Register)
HR - Ryan Ludwick (17, Lopez), Rick Ankiel (7, Lopez)
RBI - Julio Lugo (10), Albert Pujols (91), Matt Holliday (56), Ryan Ludwick (63), Rick Ankiel (27)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Holliday (26)
SB - Julio Lugo (4, 2nd base off Lopez/Ruiz), Rick Ankiel (2, 3rd base off Register/Ruiz), Jason LaRue (1, 2nd base off Register/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Pujols
St. Louis Cardinals
Kyle Lohse 4433330 4.35
Trever Miller 1.1100010 2.10
Jason Motte (BS,3; L,3-4) 0.1455202 5.70
Dennys Reyes 0.1000000 3.91
Josh Kinney 0.2466110 10.95
Brad Thompson 1.1100000 5.10
HBP - Feliz (by Josh Kinney)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 90-50, Trever Miller 19-10, Jason Motte 27-15, Dennys Reyes 2-2, Josh Kinney 26-16, Brad Thompson 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 3-6, Trever Miller 1-1, Dennys Reyes 1-0, Josh Kinney 1-0, Brad Thompson 3-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 19, Trever Miller 4, Jason Motte 7, Dennys Reyes 1, Josh Kinney 8, Brad Thompson 5
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5225000 .237
Shane Victorino, CF4343100 .318
Chase Utley, 2B3210202 .299
    Eric Bruntlett, 2B0000000 .128
Ryan Howard, 1B5012024 .260
Raul Ibanez, LF5121021 .306
    Steven Register, P0000000 .000
Jayson Werth, RF3210201 .272
Pedro Feliz, 3B4222011 .295
Carlos Ruiz, C5011004 .235
Rodrigo Lopez, P2000000 .000
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH0100100 .274
    Chan Ho Park, P0000000 .154
   b- Matt Stairs, PH1100001 .258
    John Mayberry Jr., LF0000000 .189
a-walked for Lopez in the 6th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Park in the 7th
2B - Jimmy Rollins (25, Kinney), Chase Utley (20, Motte), Ryan Howard (22, Thompson)
HR - Jimmy Rollins (9, Motte), Shane Victorino (7, Motte)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 5 (43), Shane Victorino 3 (46), Ryan Howard 2 (72), Raul Ibanez (71), Pedro Feliz 2 (51), Carlos Ruiz (23)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 5 (24), Shane Victorino 3 (24), Ryan Howard 2 (22), Raul Ibanez (20), Pedro Feliz 2 (25)
SB - Shane Victorino (16, 2nd base off Lohse/Molina), Jayson Werth (13, 3rd base off Kinney/Molina)
Team LOB - 6
DP - Utley-Rollins-Howard, Rollins-Utley-Howard, Feliz-Utley-Howard
E - Ryan Howard 2 (6, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
Rodrigo Lopez (W,3-0) 61043122 3.09
Chan Ho Park 1210020 5.00
Steven Register 2311110 4.50
HBP - LaRue (by Steven Register)
Pitches-Strikes - Rodrigo Lopez 89-57, Chan Ho Park 23-15, Steven Register 47-28
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rodrigo Lopez 7-6, Chan Ho Park 2-0, Steven Register 2-3
Batters Faced - Rodrigo Lopez 26, Chan Ho Park 6, Steven Register 11
Game Information
Attendance - 45182
Game Time - 3:35
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Adrian Johnson