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Phillies walk-off in 10th to cap rally against Marlins

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PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Halladay wasn't the shutdown pitcher he has been most of the season. Philadelphia's offense bailed him out and helped the Phillies pull off a doubleheader sweep of the Florida Marlins.

Carlos Ruiz's RBI single to center with two outs in the 10th inning gave Philadelphia a 5-4 comeback victory over the Marlins in the nightcap Wednesday.

"It was a special moment," Ruiz said.

In the opener, Kyle Kendrick pitched more like Halladay usually does, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings to lead the Phillies to an 8-1 victory.

In the nightcap, Halladay allowed four runs on six hits and seven innings and appeared headed for the loss, but Philadelphia scored twice in the ninth to send it to extra innings before Ruiz's game-winner gave the Phillies six straight wins and nine in 11 games.

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"Things happen for you when you're going good," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "Things definitely work in your favor and they go for you."

On the other hand, the Marlins continued their stunning slide, losing their sixth straight and 16th of 18. Florida has gone from two games back to 10½ of the NL-East leading Phillies in 11 days.

"Up 4-2 in the ninth, you've got to get the win," Florida's Logan Morrison said. "Good teams find a way and we're not a good team right now."

Ryan Howard was hit by reliever Mike Dunn's first pitch of the 10th. Two outs later, Domonic Brown walked and Ruiz laced an 0-1 fastball from Dunn (4-5) past diving shortstop Hanley Ramirez to score Howard.

"[Ruiz] gets big hits because he can catch up to a good fastball," Manuel said. "When they try to throw the ball by him or challenge him, his swing is compact and short."

Ruiz is mostly known for his work behind the plate, and Halladay was glad his catcher got a chance to steal the spotlight.

"He does so much behind the plate and often doesn't get a lot of credit," Halladay said. "For him to have a game-changing moment like that you like to see it. He certainly deserves it."

Added Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez: "We were one out away. We got to Halladay and scored four runs, but we couldn't close out the game."

Notes

  • The Marlins called up INF Jose Lopez from New Orleans, and he started at second base in the nightcap.
  • Phillies LHP Cole Hamels brushed off reporters a day after he left his start with tightness in the middle of his back. "I'm not injured. I'll talk to you guys in five days," he said.
  • The Marlins optioned INF Ozzie Martinez to New Orleans and purchased Villanueva's contract. To make room for Villanueva, the Marlins transferred RHP Josh Johnson to the 60-day DL.
  • Marlins RHP Edward Mujica left in the seventh with a sprained right wrist and will miss 2-to-3 days, Rodriguez said.
 
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The Phillies mob Carlos Ruiz following his  two-out, game-winning hit in the 10th inning.  (Getty Images)
The Phillies mob Carlos Ruiz following his two-out, game-winning hit in the 10th inning. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Ruiz
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Florida

A. Sanchez
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 2
BB 4
K 6
 
Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hanley Ramirez, SS4110121 .206
Chris Coghlan, CF3010001 .233
   a- Emilio Bonifacio, PH-CF1000000 .277
Logan Morrison, LF5001012 .286
Gaby Sanchez, 1B4111111 .310
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
Mike Stanton, RF4000122 .250
Greg Dobbs, 3B3110001 .312
Jose Lopez, 2B3110001 .211
John Buck, C4012023 .229
Anibal Sanchez, P3000012 .143
    Randy Choate, P0000000 .000
   b- Omar Infante, PH1000002 .257
    Leo Nunez, P0000000 .000
    Wes Helms, 1B0000000 .219
Totals3546439  
a-popped out for Coghlan in the 8th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Choate in the 9th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (7, Halladay), Greg Dobbs (12, Halladay), Jose Lopez (5, Halladay)
HR - Gaby Sanchez (12, Halladay)
SH - Emilio Bonifacio (6)
RBI - Logan Morrison (26), Gaby Sanchez (43), John Buck 2 (26)
2-OUT RBI - Gaby Sanchez (24)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - John Buck (3, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Anibal Sanchez 7422460 3.02
Randy Choate (H,9) 1100020 0.71
Leo Nunez (BS,3) 1322000 3.77
Mike Dunn (L,4-5) 0.2111110 4.15
IBB - Ruiz by Anibal Sanchez
HBP - Howard (by Mike Dunn)
Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 125-76, Randy Choate 21-12, Leo Nunez 20-11, Mike Dunn 20-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 8-7, Randy Choate 1-0, Leo Nunez 2-1
Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 29, Randy Choate 4, Leo Nunez 6, Mike Dunn 5
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4100100 .258
Shane Victorino, CF5122021 .288
Chase Utley, 2B5022011 .275
Ryan Howard, 1B4110012 .250
Placido Polanco, 3B4010103 .304
Raul Ibanez, LF5000034 .241
Domonic Brown, RF4000100 .228
Carlos Ruiz, C3121200 .252
Roy Halladay, P2000024 .057
   a- Ben Francisco, PH1000000 .216
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Michael Stutes, P0000000 .000
   b- Ross Gload, PH1010000 .286
    Michael Martinez, PR0100000 .200
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
Totals3859559  
a-grounded out for Halladay in the 7th
b-singled for Stutes in the 9th
Batting
2B - Chase Utley (5, Sanchez), Placido Polanco (10, Choate)
3B - Chase Utley (2, Sanchez)
RBI - Shane Victorino 2 (23), Chase Utley 2 (12), Carlos Ruiz (13)
2-OUT RBI - Shane Victorino 2 (9), Carlos Ruiz (4)
SB - Shane Victorino 2 (11, 2nd base off Sanchez/Buck, 3rd base off Nunez/Buck)
Team LOB - 10
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Roy Halladay 7644081 2.56
Antonio Bastardo 0.2000000 1.05
Michael Stutes 1.1000100 2.25
Ryan Madson (W,3-1) 1000210 2.10
IBB - G. Sanchez by Ryan Madson
HBP - Dobbs (by Roy Halladay), J. Lopez (by Michael Stutes)
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 112-83, Antonio Bastardo 10-6, Michael Stutes 24-15, Ryan Madson 22-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 8-5, Michael Stutes 2-2, Ryan Madson 1-1
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 28, Antonio Bastardo 2, Michael Stutes 6, Ryan Madson 5
Game Information
Attendance - 45880
Game Time - 3:30
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - John Tumpane