Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/25/12
ST. LOUIS -- Normally a team that takes a 6-0 lead after the first two innings should not have to worry too much about the game's final outs. Try telling that to the Philadelphia Phillies, who had to sweat the last two innings of their 10-9 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night. "Suspense is always good, as long as it comes out right," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "There was some fingernail-biting going on." Manuel and the Phillies could not have been certain the night was going to turn out positively until closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out Daniel Descalso and retired Steven Hill on a fly to center with the potential tying run on first in the bottom of the ninth. After all, they already had watched the Cardinals come back from the 6-0 deficit, and another 7-4 disadvantage, before they finally were able to stop another potential comeback. "You never can count that offense out," said Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino, who drove in three runs. "They came b...
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