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Schneider lifts Phillies over Reds with dinger in 12th inning

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PHILADELPHIA -- Unhappy with a defensive gaffe, Brian Schneider made up for it at the plate.

Schneider hit a game-ending homer in the 12th inning, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 victory over the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

"I'm glad to help," said Schneider, who blamed himself for allowing a wild pitch to tie the game in the eighth. "I let the ball get by me. No excuse for it."

Shane Victorino had a solo homer for the struggling Phillies, who had lost seven of 10. They overcame another blown save by Brad Lidge to win this one.

Joey Votto hit his league-leading 22nd homer hours after the Reds first baseman was named to the All-Star team.

The Reds had won a franchise-best nine straight extra-inning road games dating to June 2009.

"That was one of the weirdest games I've seen in a long time," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

Schneider connected off Jordan Smith (2-2) with one out, hitting a drive to right. He circled the bases without much enthusiasm and was greeted at the plate by a small mob of teammates. Victorino tossed a shaving cream pie in his face during an on-field interview afterward.

"I'll take those any day of the week," Schneider said.

Nelson Figueroa (2-1) pitched two perfect innings to earn the win.

There were two outs in the ninth when the Reds tied it at 3 on pinch-hitter Miguel Cairo's RBI double off Lidge. Votto singled to start the inning and Scott Rolen walked. After Jay Bruce grounded into a double play, Cairo hit a liner to left-center.

A sellout crowd frustrated with the Phillies' recent struggles booed loudly while Lidge punched his glove. Lidge has three blown saves in his last five appearances.

"That's what we hired him for," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's got to get right."

The Phillies went ahead 3-2 in the eighth on Jimmy Rollins' sacrifice fly. Wilson Valdez hit a triple to start the inning against Nick Masset and scored on Rollins liner to left.

Both starters pitched well. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto gave up two runs -- one earned -- and four hits in seven innings.

Kyle Kendrick allowed one run and three hits, striking out four in 6 2/3 innings for the Phillies.

The Reds scored on an odd play to tie it at 2. With runners at first and second and two outs, Ryan Madson struck out Brandon Phillips swinging on a pitch that bounced. The ball got away from catcher Schneider and Drew Stubbs scored all the way from second on the wild pitch.

A strange play helped the Phillies take a 2-1 lead in the third. Rollins walked with two outs. Victorino then hit a sharp grounder that bounced off Votto's glove and rolled away. Victorino beat Votto's throw to Cueto covering the bag. Cueto's glove and ball flew off when his arm collided with Victorino, who rounded the bag.

Votto then grabbed the ball and threw to a gloveless Cueto, who dropped it for an error. Rollins came all the way around from first and scored with a headfirst dive. Cueto was slightly shaken up on the play, but stayed in.

"I've never seen that play before," Baker said.

Votto gave the Reds a 1-0 lead in the first when he crushed one deep into the right-center field seats.

Snubbed by Manuel for the All-Star team, Votto was named to the squad earlier in the day after winning a four-day Internet vote.

Manuel, the NL manager, picked Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard over Votto and made no secret why. "He's my guy," Manuel said. Manuel had a friendly conversation with Votto near the batting cage before the game.

Victorino went deep in the bottom of the first, tying his career with 14 homers. He also hit 14 homers in 2008.

Notes

  • A crowd of 45,086 was the 81st straight sellout on fireworks night at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Kendrick didn't walk a batter for the second time in three starts -- both against the Reds.
  • Votto is hitting .396 (17 for 43) with seven homers and 12 RBI in the last 12 games.
  • Madson gave up a run in one inning in his first outing since breaking his toe kicking a chair on April 28.
  • Smith hit a drive to right in his first career at-bat in the 11th, but Jayson Werth made a leaping catch at the fence.
 
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Brian Schneider drives one out of the park off Jordan Smith with one out in the 12th inning. (AP)
Brian Schneider drives one out of the park off Jordan Smith with one out in the 12th inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

S. Victorino
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
Cincinnati

J. Votto
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Phillips, 2B5000011 .303
Orlando Cabrera, SS5000013 .247
Joey Votto, 1B5221020 .314
Scott Rolen, 3B4000100 .292
Jay Bruce, RF5010011 .272
Laynce Nix, LF2000011 .234
   a- Jonny Gomes, PH1000010 .279
    Nick Masset, P0000000 .000
    Arthur Rhodes, P0000000 .000
   b- Miguel Cairo, PH1011000 .283
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
    Logan Ondrusek, P0000000 .000
    Jordan Smith, P1000000 .000
Drew Stubbs, CF5110012 .238
Corky Miller, C4020010 .212
Johnny Cueto, P1000000 .133
   c- Chris Heisey, PH-LF2000012 .277
Totals41372110  
a-struck out for Nix in the 8th
b-doubled for Rhodes in the 9th
c-struck out for Cueto in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jay Bruce (19, Kendrick), Miguel Cairo (4, Lidge), Corky Miller (3, Kendrick)
HR - Joey Votto (22, Kendrick)
SH - Johnny Cueto (5)
RBI - Joey Votto (60), Miguel Cairo (11)
2-OUT RBI - Joey Votto (26), Miguel Cairo (5)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - B. Phillips-Cabrera-Votto, B. Phillips-Votto
E - Johnny Cueto (2, Missed catch of throw)
Cincinnati Reds
Johnny Cueto 7421231 3.42
Nick Masset 0.1111010 5.54
Arthur Rhodes 0.2000100 1.04
Bill Bray 0.2000020 3.86
Logan Ondrusek 1.1100200 4.50
Jordan Smith (L,2-2) 1.1211101 4.15
IBB - Werth by Jordan Smith
Pitches-Strikes - Johnny Cueto 100-63, Nick Masset 7-5, Arthur Rhodes 14-5, Bill Bray 8-6, Logan Ondrusek 31-16, Jordan Smith 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Johnny Cueto 8-7, Logan Ondrusek 2-1, Jordan Smith 4-0
Batters Faced - Johnny Cueto 24, Nick Masset 2, Arthur Rhodes 3, Bill Bray 2, Logan Ondrusek 6, Jordan Smith 7
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS3101102 .248
Shane Victorino, CF4131101 .257
Raul Ibanez, LF5010012 .241
Ryan Howard, 1B5000010 .293
Jayson Werth, RF4010101 .278
Greg Dobbs, 3B3000002 .189
    Juan Castro, 3B1000102 .210
Wilson Valdez, 2B5120010 .256
Brian Schneider, C5111022 .250
Kyle Kendrick, P2000010 .069
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
   a- Ross Gload, PH0000000 .250
   b- Ben Francisco, PH0000100 .256
    Brad Lidge, P0000000 .000
    Jose Contreras, P0000000 .000
   c- Cody Ransom, PH0000100 .333
    Nelson Figueroa, P0000000 .500
Totals3748366  
a-announced for Madson in the 8th
b-walked for Gload in the 8th
c-walked for Contreras in the 10th
Batting
3B - Wilson Valdez (2, Masset)
HR - Shane Victorino (14, Cueto), Brian Schneider (3, Smith)
SF - Jimmy Rollins (2)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (16), Shane Victorino (48), Brian Schneider (7)
SB - Ben Francisco (3, 2nd base off Rhodes/Miller)
CS - Juan Castro (1, 2nd base by Ondrusek/Miller)
PK - Shane Victorino (1, Cueto)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Kendrick-Dobbs, Valdez-Rollins-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Kendrick 6.2311041 4.49
J.C. Romero (H,3) 0.1000010 2.08
Ryan Madson (BS,3) 1211030 7.20
Brad Lidge (BS,3) 1211100 5.14
Jose Contreras 1000000 2.93
Nelson Figueroa (W,2-1) 2000020 3.46
WP - Ryan Madson (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 73-49, J.C. Romero 5-3, Ryan Madson 20-15, Brad Lidge 15-8, Jose Contreras 12-10, Nelson Figueroa 26-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 8-7, Ryan Madson 1-0, Brad Lidge 1-1, Jose Contreras 3-0, Nelson Figueroa 3-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 22, J.C. Romero 1, Ryan Madson 6, Brad Lidge 5, Jose Contreras 3, Nelson Figueroa 6
Game Information
Attendance - 45086
Game Time - 3:42
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Todd Tichenor