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PHILADELPHIA -- Hours after a Phillies batter won a game as a pitcher, Cliff Lee's offense lifted Philadelphia to another victory.
It was a bizarre two days and 28 innings.
"He has a strong swing," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "When you can swing the bat, it means a lot. You can really help yourself."
Lee helped himself in series finale after Wednesday's 19-inning marathon that ended at 1:19 a.m., after 6 hours, 11 minutes and 600 total pitches, as both teams were playing with little rest.
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Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer for the Phillies, who took three of four from the Reds.
Every Phillie had at least one hit, including Chase Utley, who is 2 for 14 since returning from the disabled list earlier this week.
Howard was intentionally walked in the fourth inning with two outs and a runner on second, but Ibanez hit an 0-2 pitch for a home run. Ibanez is batting .361 (30 for 83) since snapping an 0-for-35 skid.
Bruce tied the game with a two-run homer to right in the sixth inning. The shot was his National League-leading 14th of the season. Bruce has batted .486 with six homers and 14 RBI during an eight-game hitting streak.
Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed four runs and five hits and a walk in four innings, and left the game with right shoulder spasms suffered during a fourth-inning at-bat.
"He had some discomfort swinging the bat reaching for a ball," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "His velocity was down a little after that. We'll get him checked, but I don't think it's serious."
Lee (4-4) threw 114 pitches in eight innings. But his biggest contributions came at the plate.
With the game tied at 4, the Phillies loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning against Daryl Thompson (0-1), who had made his major league debut an inning earlier.
After a walk to catcher Dane Sardinha, Lee huddled briefly with Manuel to discuss a strategy that went something like "get a hit."
Lee hit a first-pitch double over the head of center fielder Drew Stubbs. It bounced over the fence for a ground-rule double.
"First-pitch fastball," Lee said. "I was looking for something out over the plate that I could put a good swing on. That was it. Getting a hit here or there can usually make a huge difference. Today, I was able to help the team win."
An inning later, Lee's single up the middle scored John Mayberry Jr. He became the first Phillies pitcher to drive in three runs since Cory Lidle on Sept. 4, 2004, against the Mets.
"This game is crazy," first baseman Ryan Howard said. "You never know what you're going to see. You're going to have those hard and crazy games, and you're going to get things that you never encountered."
Howard joked that the Phillies season is actually 163 games now, thanks to the 10 extra innings played on Wednesday night.
That game included infielder Wilson Valdez becoming the first player to start a game in the field and later earn the win as a pitcher since Babe Ruth on Oct. 1, 1921. He received a standing ovation when he batted in the second inning.
Were the Phillies tired?
"You just kind of ignore it," said Ibanez, adding that he got about four hours of sleep.
Asked if he might feel it later tonight, Ibanez smiled.
"I'll probably just ignore it then, too."
|Cliff Lee pitches eight innings, and drives in three runs with a double and a single in the Phillies' win over Cincinnati. (AP)|
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|Drew Stubbs, CF||5||0||1||0||0||2||0||.262|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.306|
|Joey Votto, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.330|
|Miguel Cairo, 3B||4||2||3||0||0||0||1||.311|
|Jay Bruce, RF||4||2||2||2||0||0||0||.289|
|Chris Heisey, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.265|
|Jose Arredondo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Hanigan, C||3||0||0||0||1||2||2||.253|
|Paul Janish, SS||4||0||1||2||0||0||1||.213|
|Homer Bailey, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.222|
|Daryl Thompson, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Jonny Gomes, LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.168|
|2B - Miguel Cairo 2 (3, Lee, Lee)|
|HR - Jay Bruce (14, Lee)|
|RBI - Jay Bruce 2 (38), Paul Janish 2 (13)|
|2-OUT RBI - Paul Janish 2 (5)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Daryl Thompson (L,0-1)||3||6||5||5||5||0||0||15.00|
|IBB - Howard by Homer Bailey|
|Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 70-45, Daryl Thompson 79-43, Jose Arredondo 17-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 3-7, Daryl Thompson 5-4, Jose Arredondo 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 18, Daryl Thompson 20, Jose Arredondo 5|
|Michael Martinez, SS||4||1||2||2||0||0||0||.200|
|Domonic Brown, RF||4||1||2||0||1||0||3||.167|
|Chase Utley, 2B||5||1||1||1||0||0||4||.143|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||3||1||1||1||2||1||2||.253|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||5||1||2||3||0||1||3||.250|
|John Mayberry Jr., CF||4||2||1||0||1||0||1||.235|
|Wilson Valdez, 3B||5||1||1||0||0||0||1||.246|
|Dane Sardinha, C||2||2||1||0||2||0||0||.238|
|Cliff Lee, P||4||0||2||3||0||1||1||.208|
|Jose Contreras, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|2B - Michael Martinez (1, Bailey), Domonic Brown (2, Bailey), Ryan Howard (12, Bailey), Cliff Lee (1, Thompson)|
|HR - Chase Utley (1, Arredondo), Raul Ibanez (6, Bailey)|
|SF - Michael Martinez (1)|
|RBI - Michael Martinez 2 (3), Chase Utley (1), Ryan Howard (38), Raul Ibanez 3 (25), Cliff Lee 3 (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Michael Martinez (1), Ryan Howard (13), Raul Ibanez 3 (14), Cliff Lee (1)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Martinez-Howard|
|Cliff Lee (W,4-4)||8||10||4||4||1||8||1||3.50|
|Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 113-83, Jose Contreras 12-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 7-8|
|Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 34, Jose Contreras 3|
|Attendance - 45650|
|Game Time - 3:05|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Dan Bellino, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Tony Randazzo|