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Phils rally in ninth, drop Rockies via walk-off

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies ditched the bench and pressed against the dugout railing rooting on Michael Young.

That saved them a few steps when they charged toward the basepath to mob Young in their biggest celebration yet in six games under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.

Young hit the winning single with one out in the ninth inning after Carlos Ruiz tied the game with a double, pushing the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Wednesday night.

"We battled right to the end," Sandberg said.

Did they ever.

Erik Kratz opened the ninth with a double off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt (2-4). Pinch runner Casper Wells advanced to third on a grounder and scored the tying run on Ruiz's pinch-hit double to left. Jimmy Rollins was walked intentionally and Young followed with the winning single to left.

Jake Diekman (1-3) tossed a scoreless ninth for the win.

The Phillies stormed out of the dugout and converged on Young.

Nolan Arenado's two-out single in the eighth inning had put Colorado up 3-2. Arenado made a game-saving stop at third base in Colorado's 5-3 win on Tuesday. One game later, he poked an opposite field single to right off reliever Justin De Fratus.

Betancourt just couldn't make it stand.

"I'd take Rafi with a one-run lead every time," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Ruiz hustled home for the winning run for one of his few bright spots in a down season for the former All-Star catcher. Ruiz, who has only three homers and 16 RBI, was suspended the first 25 games for using a banned amphetamine.

"With everything that happened, it was tough for me," he said. "But that's no excuse. I'm just trying to do my best and help the team win."

Wilin Rosario homered for Colorado. Chase Utley went deep for the Phillies.

De Fratus hit Charlie Blackmon to open the eighth. Michael Cuddyer hit a one-out single and Arenado made it 3-2 after his run-scoring single.

After losing three of four at Baltimore, the Rockies have dropped two of three so far in the four-game series against the Phillies.

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 innings and worked out of several jams to keep it close.

"He stayed away from the big inning that was getting him the first time he was up," Weiss said. "When it starts to slip away, he's been able to close out the inning and not let it get away from him."

Phillies starter Cliff Lee remained winless since July 5 and is 0-4 with two no-decisions since beating Atlanta. He kept the Phillies in this one, striking out six and walking none over seven innings.

The Phillies blew several opportunities to help out Lee and bust the game open.

They stranded runners on second and third when Lee struck out swinging to end the second. They scored only one run after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth. Young grounded into a double play to score one run and make it 2-2. Utley fouled out to end the inning.

Nicasio was chased with runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth. Wilton Lopez fanned John Mayberry Jr. on a check swing to escape the jam.

They had some timely hitting in the first when Utley's 16th homer of the season staked Lee to a 1-0 lead.

Rosario tied it a 1 on a solo shot to right in the second that extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Dexter Fowler ripped an RBI single to left later in the inning for a 2-1 lead, but Domonic Brown threw out Jordan Pacheco at home to end the inning.

Notes

Phillies RHP Roy Halladay (shoulder) is set to make his third rehab start Sunday with Double-A Reading. Halladay also clarified some remarks he made after Tuesday's rehab start that made it seem like he endorsed the move to fire Charlie Manuel and replace him with Sandberg. "I have a lot of respect for Charlie. There were some articles put out that offended me and, I'm sure, offended Charlie. And I called him today and talked to him about it," Halladay said. ... The Phillies signed free-agent OF Roger Bernadina and optioned Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... The Rockies send RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 5.30 ERA) to the mound Thursday against RHP Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.36) in the finale of the four-game series.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Ruiz
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
Colorado

N. Arenado
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF4021001 .269
Charlie Culberson, LF3010011 .225
   a-Charlie Blackmon, PH-LF0100000 .265
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4010012 .314
Michael Cuddyer, RF4020012 .326
Wilin Rosario, 1B-C4111013 .283
Nolan Arenado, 3B4121011 .264
Jordan Pacheco, C3010010 .230
   Todd Helton, 1B1000010 .250
Jonathan Herrera, 2B4000002 .288
Juan Nicasio, P1000010 .143
   b-DJ LeMahieu, PH1010000 .272
   c-Corey Dickerson, PH1000010 .311
Totals34311309  
a-hit by pitch for Culberson in the 8th
b-singled for Lopez in the 7th
c-struck out for Brothers in the 9th
Batting
2B - Dexter Fowler (17, Lee), Michael Cuddyer (25, Lee)
HR - Wilin Rosario (19, Lee)
SH - Juan Nicasio (10)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (41), Wilin Rosario (67), Nolan Arenado (42)
2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler (22), Nolan Arenado (22)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Herrera-Rosario
E - Jordan Pacheco (5, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Juan Nicasio 5.2721131 4.79
Wilton Lopez 0.1000010 4.22
Matt Belisle 0.2100000 3.94
Josh Outman 0.1000000 4.14
Rex Brothers (H,12) 1000010 1.51
Rafael Betancourt (L,2-4; BS,2) 0.1322100 3.54
IBB - Rollins by Rafael Betancourt
Pitches-Strikes - Juan Nicasio 100-61, Wilton Lopez 6-5, Matt Belisle 12-9, Josh Outman 4-3, Rex Brothers 9-7, Rafael Betancourt 16-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Juan Nicasio 4-10, Rex Brothers 2-0, Rafael Betancourt 1-0
Batters Faced - Juan Nicasio 25, Wilton Lopez 1, Matt Belisle 3, Josh Outman 1, Rex Brothers 3, Rafael Betancourt 5
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS3010200 .245
Michael Young, 1B5011011 .268
Chase Utley, 2B4111002 .277
Domonic Brown, LF4000000 .272
Darin Ruf, RF4020010 .269
Cody Asche, 3B4010002 .200
Erik Kratz, C4020012 .218
   Casper Wells, PR0100000 .138
John Mayberry Jr., CF4120013 .246
Cliff Lee, P1000012 .163
   a-Roger Bernadina, PH1000000 .176
   b-Carlos Ruiz, PH1111000 .269
Totals35411325  
a-flied out for Lee in the 7th
b-doubled for Diekman in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (24, Belisle), Cody Asche (4, Nicasio), Erik Kratz (6, Betancourt), John Mayberry Jr. 2 (21, Nicasio), Carlos Ruiz (8, Betancourt)
HR - Chase Utley (16, Nicasio)
SH - Cliff Lee (9)
RBI - Michael Young (38), Chase Utley (47), Carlos Ruiz (16)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (14)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Domonic Brown 1, Darin Ruf 1
DP - Rollins-Utley-Young
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cliff Lee 7922061 3.16
Justin De Fratus 1211010 3.97
Jake Diekman (W,1-3) 1000020 3.55
HBP - Blackmon (by Justin De Fratus)
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 101-75, Justin De Fratus 21-13, Jake Diekman 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 6-7
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 28, Justin De Fratus 5, Jake Diekman 3
Game Information
Attendance - 36578
Game Time - 3:12
Temperature - 85
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Jeff Nelson