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Phillies rally again in last at-bat

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins ran to first with a fist in the air, rounded the bag and waited for his teammates to pile on.

The Philadelphia Phillies are getting used to celebrations like this.

Rollins hit an RBI single off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the 10th and the Phillies rallied in their last at-bat for the fourth consecutive day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 to complete their first three-game sweep of the season on Wednesday.

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The five-time defending NL East champions have won four in a row, including three walkoff wins.

"It shows we haven't given up," said Chase Utley, who had three hits and three RBI. "We have some ground to cover, but we have the type of guys who are determined to win."

Rollins had the winning hit in the 12th against San Francisco on Sunday. The Phillies scored four runs off Rodriguez in the ninth in a 7-6 victory Monday, and six in the eighth in a 7-6 victory Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the Phillies signed Cole Hamels to a $144 million, six-year deal that prevents the 2008 World Series MVP from becoming a free agent in November.

They celebrated with their eighth win in 12 games since the All-Star break and moved closer to getting out of last place. The Phillies remained 9½ games behind in the wild-card standings.

"What we've done the last couple days is what we're capable of being," said center fielder Shane Victorino, who seems to be mentioned in a different trade rumor every day. "It's been fun."

Michael Schwimer (2-1) allowed an unearned run in the 10th, but earned the win.

John Mayberry Jr. walked with one out in the 10th against Rodriguez (2-6). Erik Kratz followed with a double. Pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz hit a sacrifice fly to tie it.

Rollins then ripped an RBI single to right-center to end it.

"We were playing kind of rough at the end and stayed with it," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We did enough to get by."

Ryan Braun hit a tying, two-run homer off Antonio Bastardo in the eighth and Rickie Weeks also connected. But the Brewers lost their sixth consecutive game -- all on the road.

"I haven't been around the game much, but this is the worst road trip I think I've ever been on, the most disheartening and heartbreaking, too," Brewers reliever John Axford said. "All three of the losses here were just really tough."

Carlos Gomez led off the 10th by reaching second when third baseman Ty Wigginton dropped his pop-up. Gomez advanced on a sacrifice by Cesar Izturis. After Braun was intentionally walked, Ramirez lofted a shallow fly to right. Second baseman Utley made an over-the-shoulder catch, but his off-balance turnaround throw was too late to get Gomez.

Phillies starter Vance Worley allowed three runs and 10 hits. Kyle Kendrick got five outs to extend his scoreless streak to 20 1/3 innings.

Brewers started Marco Estrada allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings.

Utley ripped an RBI double to center to put Philadelphia up 2-1 in the third. He scored on Hunter Pence looping single to right to make it 3-1.

Utley delivered again in the fourth, stroking a two-out double to left-center to drive in a pair and extend the lead to 5-1.

Weeks hit a solo shot in the sixth and Gomez drove in another run with a double to get Milwaukee within 5-3.

Worley exited with runners on second and third and one out.

Kendrick entered and retired Nyjer Morgan on a shallow fly to right. He intentionally walked Braun to load the bases before Aramis Ramirez flied out to end the inning.

The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the second on Martin Maldonado's RBI single.

Juan Pierre hit a two-out double and scored on a single by Kratz to tie it at 1 in the bottom half.

In the first, Gomez circled the bases before realizing a ball he hit down the left-field line hooked outside the foul pole. He struck out on the next pitch.

Notes

  • The Phillies are 13-4 in their last 17 games vs. Milwaukee.
  • The NL Central is the only division the Phillies have a winning record against this season. They are 15-7.
  • The Phillies had their 270th consecutive sellout, including postseason play.
  • The Brewers return home where they are 6-0-1 in their last seven series.
  • The Brewers start a four-game series against NL East-leading Washington on Thursday. Yovani Gallardo (8-7) starts against Edwin Jackson (5-6).
  • The Phillies are off Thursday before starting a three-game series in Atlanta on Friday.
 
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Jimmy Rollins' walk-off single in the 10th inning extends the Phillies' streak of last-at-bat victories to four. (Getty Images)
Jimmy Rollins' walk-off single in the 10th inning extends the Phillies' streak of last-at-bat victories to four. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Milwaukee

R. Braun
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carlos Gomez, CF6221014 .244
Nyjer Morgan, RF4010012 .229
   a- Jeff Bianchi, PH1000001 .000
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
   b- Cesar Izturis, PH0000000 .226
    Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
Ryan Braun, LF4132200 .318
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5001006 .278
Corey Hart, 1B5120012 .262
Rickie Weeks, 2B4141000 .200
Martin Maldonado, C5011020 .275
Cody Ransom, SS3110124 .212
Marco Estrada, P2000024 .100
    Tyler Thornburg, P0000000 .250
   c- Travis Ishikawa, PH1010000 .250
    Livan Hernandez, P0000000 .000
   d- Norichika Aoki, PH-RF2000012 .281
Totals426156310  
a-flied out for Morgan in the 8th
b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Axford in the 10th
c-singled for Thornburg in the 6th
d-struck out for Hernandez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Carlos Gomez (9, Worley), Ryan Braun 2 (17, Worley, Worley), Cody Ransom (10, Worley)
HR - Ryan Braun (28, Bastardo), Rickie Weeks (10, Worley)
SF - Aramis Ramirez (3)
SH - Cesar Izturis (3), Cody Ransom (2)
RBI - Carlos Gomez (23), Ryan Braun 2 (69), Aramis Ramirez (59), Rickie Weeks (34), Martin Maldonado (19)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun 2 (26)
SB - Corey Hart (3, 2nd base off Papelbon/Kratz), Rickie Weeks (7, 2nd base off Worley/Kratz)
CS - Ryan Braun (6, 2nd base by Schwimer/Kratz)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Ramirez-Hart
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marco Estrada 4855340 4.52
Tyler Thornburg 1200000 5.54
Livan Hernandez 2200000 4.89
John Axford 2000030 4.68
Francisco Rodriguez (BS,6; L,2-6) 0.2222100 4.80
Pitches-Strikes - Marco Estrada 83-50, Tyler Thornburg 15-10, Livan Hernandez 26-18, John Axford 26-18, Francisco Rodriguez 14-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Marco Estrada 3-5, Tyler Thornburg 1-1, Livan Hernandez 3-3, John Axford 2-1
Batters Faced - Marco Estrada 23, Tyler Thornburg 4, Livan Hernandez 8, John Axford 6, Francisco Rodriguez 5
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS6011003 .253
Shane Victorino, CF4210100 .253
Chase Utley, 2B4133110 .257
Ryan Howard, 1B4010122 .244
Hunter Pence, RF5011034 .267
Ty Wigginton, 3B5010011 .234
Juan Pierre, LF4120001 .308
    John Mayberry Jr., LF0100100 .237
Erik Kratz, C5131001 .375
    Mike Fontenot, PR0100000 .298
Vance Worley, P2010001 .107
    Kyle Kendrick, P0000000 .063
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
   a- Laynce Nix, PH1000000 .320
    Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
    Michael Schwimer, P0000000 .000
   b- Carlos Ruiz, PH0001000 .345
Totals40714747  
a-grounded out for Bastardo in the 8th
b-hit a sacrifice fly for Schwimer in the 10th
Batting
2B - Chase Utley 2 (2, M. Estrada, M. Estrada), Juan Pierre (7, M. Estrada), Erik Kratz 2 (2, M. Estrada, Rodriguez)
SF - Carlos Ruiz (4)
SH - Vance Worley (5)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (36), Chase Utley 3 (13), Hunter Pence (59), Erik Kratz (6), Carlos Ruiz (56)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (12), Chase Utley 2 (5), Erik Kratz (3)
SB - Chase Utley (3, 2nd base off M. Estrada/Maldonado)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard
E - Ty Wigginton 2 (12, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vance Worley 5.11033161 3.88
Kyle Kendrick (H,2) 1.2100120 4.48
Antonio Bastardo (BS,3) 1222011 5.23
Jonathan Papelbon 1200010 3.29
Michael Schwimer (W,2-1) 1010100 3.86
IBB - Braun by Kyle Kendrick, Braun by Michael Schwimer
HBP - Weeks (by Vance Worley)
Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 90-55, Kyle Kendrick 33-21, Antonio Bastardo 22-16, Jonathan Papelbon 14-8, Michael Schwimer 14-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 4-6, Kyle Kendrick 1-2, Antonio Bastardo 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0, Michael Schwimer 1-2
Batters Faced - Vance Worley 28, Kyle Kendrick 7, Antonio Bastardo 5, Jonathan Papelbon 5, Michael Schwimer 4
Game Information
Attendance - 44715
Game Time - 3:52
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora