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Ibanez's walk-off hit in 10th lifts Phillies over Pirates

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PHILADELPHIA -- New to the area, Hunter Pence hitched a ride to the ballpark with Chase Utley.

Pence knows his way around the bases, though, and when he scored the winning run on Raul Ibanez's double, he found Utley and most of his new teammates at the plate to mob him.

Two days into his stint with the Phillies, Pence knows this: "They have fun, they work hard, they play hard."

And they win.

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Ibanez homered twice and hit the game-winning double in the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. "Any of these guys can carry you for a day," Pence said. "That's the beauty of it,"

The Phillies trailed 5-3 in the eighth when Ibanez hit a two-run shot for his second homer of the game. He doubled to right off Tony Watson (0-2) in the 10th to score Pence and help the Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Pirates.

"We stay together and pull together when we need to," Ibanez said.Antonio Bastardo (4-0) struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win.

Ibanez hit a solo homer in the second off Pirates starter Jeff Karstens and his tying blast was off Jose Veras. The Phillies are a season-high 29 games over .500 (68-39) and swept their fifth series of the season.

The Pirates, trying to keep pace in a crowded NL Central race, left Philadelphia reeling but with two new bats. A day after they traded for Derrek Lee, the Pirates acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the San Diego Padres.

Pence, acquired Friday from Houston, hit a one-out double in the 10th and Ibanez followed with his 21st double of the season. The Phillies increased their lead to six games over Atlanta in the NL East and are starting to pull away.

"It's electric," Pence said. "Everyone has a different charisma about them where you expect it to happen."The Pirates are fading in the division and hope Lee and Ludwick can get them back on track.

Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer and Karstens pitched seven solid innings for the Pirates.

On the brink of losing his starting first baseman's job, Overbay connected on a two-run shot off Phillies starter Vance Worley in the sixth for a 4-3 lead. Overbay, a disappointment in his first season with the Pirates, will hit the bench once Lee joins the team. Lee, acquired from Baltimore on Saturday, should take over at first when the Pirates return home.

The Pirates then got Ludwick from the Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations.Ludwick batted .238 with a team-leading 11 home runs and 64 RBI in 378 at-bats. He was scratched two minutes before the start of the Padres game Sunday against Colorado.

"I'm excited because I've got another chance to make the playoffs, going to a team that's in the pennant race, back in the Central to an area I'm familiar with," Ludwick said. "It's just sad things didn't work out here."

Karstens got a big boost when Overbay connected to right to put the Pirates ahead. It was one of the few times this season Overbay delivered in the clutch as the Pirates hoped when they signed him a one-year deal in the offseason.

The veteran first baseman was signed to provide Pittsburgh's offense with some much-needed pop, but he has struggled in hitter-friendly PNC Park. He entered the Philadelphia series with just one RBI since July 4, or two fewer than pitcher Kevin Correia. Overbay was batting only .217 in July and was 2 for 22 in his last eight games entering Sunday.

With Lee on the way, he was scheduled to join the team Monday, Overbay should find himself on the bench.Asked for an interview, Overbay said, "As long as it's not about the Derrek Lee trade."

He later said he didn't know what was ahead for him after a talk with manager Clint Hurdle.The Pirates open a seven-game game homestand Monday against the Cubs.

After allowing 17 runs to the Phillies in the first two games of the series, Karstens turned in a nice little outing. But the Pirates couldn't solve."They have a bunch of answers," Hurdle said. "Today, it was Ibanez."

He hit his 15th homer in the second, a solo shot, for a 1-0 lead and Jimmy Rollins singled in two runs in the fifth that gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

The Pirates scored another run in seventh on Garrett Jones' RBI double off reliever Brad Lidge. Xavier Paul had a two-RBI single in the fifth.

Worley, coming off his first career complete game, picked up where he left off, fanning five straight batters over the first and second innings. With his glasses and quirky mohawk, Worley has become an instant fan favorite. He struggled after his fast start, allowing seven hits and four runs in six innings.

Notes

  • The Pirates transferred C Ryan Doumit to the 60-day disabled list.
  • The Pirates have three games left vs. the NL East.
  • Ibanez had his first multi-homer game of the season.
 
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Teammates congratulate Raul Ibanez on his game-winning walk-off hit in the 10th inning as the Phillies sweep the Pirates. (AP)
Teammates congratulate Raul Ibanez on his game-winning walk-off hit in the 10th inning as the Phillies sweep the Pirates. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

R. Ibanez
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 4
Pittsburgh

X. Paul
AB 5
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Xavier Paul, LF5022012 .261
Garrett Jones, RF5011003 .230
Andrew McCutchen, CF5010011 .274
Neil Walker, 2B5120011 .278
Pedro Alvarez, 3B5000032 .195
Lyle Overbay, 1B4112031 .227
Brandon Wood, SS4110021 .215
Eric Fryer, C3210110 .280
Jeff Karstens, P1000000 .111
    Joe Beimel, P0000000 .000
    Jose Veras, P0000000 .000
   a- Matt Diaz, PH1010000 .266
    Pedro Ciriaco, PR0000000 .273
    Chris Resop, P0000000 .000
    Tony Watson, P0000000 .000
Totals385105112  
a-singled for Veras in the 9th
Batting
2B - Garrett Jones (17, Lidge), Andrew McCutchen (25, Worley)
HR - Lyle Overbay (8, Worley)
SH - Jeff Karstens 2 (6)
RBI - Xavier Paul 2 (15), Garrett Jones (38), Lyle Overbay 2 (37)
2-OUT RBI - Xavier Paul 2 (9), Garrett Jones (13), Lyle Overbay 2 (13)
SB - Pedro Ciriaco (1, 2nd base off Madson/Schneider)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Pedro Alvarez (10, Dropped fly)
Pittsburgh Pirates
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeff Karstens 7733251 2.49
Joe Beimel (H,7) 0.1111000 4.12
Jose Veras (BS,5) 0.2111001 3.51
Chris Resop 0.2000200 3.33
Tony Watson (L,0-2) 0.2211010 1.99
Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Karstens 98-62, Joe Beimel 9-5, Jose Veras 5-4, Chris Resop 19-7, Tony Watson 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Karstens 8-7, Joe Beimel 1-0, Jose Veras 1-1
Batters Faced - Jeff Karstens 29, Joe Beimel 2, Jose Veras 3, Chris Resop 4, Tony Watson 4
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4022101 .269
Shane Victorino, CF3000212 .302
Chase Utley, 2B5010004 .286
Ryan Howard, 1B5010023 .253
Hunter Pence, RF4210110 .306
Raul Ibanez, LF5234011 .247
Brian Schneider, C4110000 .179
Michael Martinez, 3B4110001 .219
Vance Worley, P1010001 .160
    Brad Lidge, P0000000 .000
   a- Ben Francisco, PH1000010 .221
    Juan Perez, P0000000 .000
    David Herndon, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
   b- Ross Gload, PH1000000 .271
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
Totals37611646  
a-struck out for Lidge in the 7th
b-flied out for Madson in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ryan Howard (24, Beimel), Hunter Pence (27, Watson), Raul Ibanez (21, Watson), Brian Schneider (4, Karstens)
HR - Raul Ibanez 2 (16, Karstens, Veras)
SH - Vance Worley (1)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (47), Raul Ibanez 4 (59)
2-OUT RBI - Raul Ibanez 2 (28)
SB - Jimmy Rollins 2 (24, 2nd base off Resop/Fryer, 3rd base off Watson/Fryer), Shane Victorino (15, 2nd base off Watson/Fryer)
CS - Jimmy Rollins (5, 2nd base by Karstens/Fryer)
Team LOB - 8
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vance Worley 6744071 2.33
Brad Lidge 1111110 3.38
Juan Perez 0.2100010 3.60
David Herndon 0.1000010 4.46
Ryan Madson 1100010 1.91
Antonio Bastardo (W,4-0) 1000010 1.34
Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 99-69, Brad Lidge 23-13, Juan Perez 11-8, David Herndon 4-3, Ryan Madson 9-7, Antonio Bastardo 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 5-6, Brad Lidge 1-1, Ryan Madson 1-1, Antonio Bastardo 1-1
Batters Faced - Vance Worley 25, Brad Lidge 5, Juan Perez 3, David Herndon 1, Ryan Madson 4, Antonio Bastardo 3
Game Information
Attendance - 45809
Game Time - 3:18
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Gerry Davis