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Brooks Conrad hit a pair of two-run doubles off winless Cliff Lee and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Sunday night to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.
Lee (0-4) allowed five runs and six hits in seven innings. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn't won a game since last Sept. 26, or 273 days ago. Lee is making $21.5 million this year, most on the Phillies.
In the opener, Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rays held on for a 3-2 victory, making David Price the first AL pitcher to reach 10 wins.
Cole Hamels pitched three-hit ball for seven shutout innings in his first appearance against the Rays since he was the MVP of the 2008 World Series. But the lefty departed after throwing 111 pitches and Pena connected off Antonio Bastardo (2-2).
Because of Friday's rainout, the Rays went with a ''bullpen'' game. Cesar Ramos tossed 2 2-3 hitless innings in his third career start and first since 2009. Wade Da...
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With Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee on the mound for Sunday’s doubleheader the Phillies had to take at least one game. Unfortunately, the Phillies shaky bullpen and struggling Cliff Lee continue to haunt the team as they dropped both games to the Tampa Bay Rays.
This time last June Cliff Lee was finishing up three straight starts of complete game shutouts. He...
Phillies’ 2nd Baseman Chase Utley will play for the Triple A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs tonight and will likely be activated from the disabled list tomorrow.
I stand by my assessment of the Phillies. They are a mess and have too many holes to plug to really climb back into this race right now and win the NL East. With that said, the Phillies are only 8 games back. It feels like...
James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays dropped another contest this afternoon after dealing with a rainout Friday night. The Rays and Phillies will play a twin bill on Sunday. Shields took to the bump this afternoon for a Rays team which has been decimated by injury in recent weeks, but that is only a fraction of what has become the start of a season which is seeing much less production...
Pitching deep into almost every game, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best. How does Miami compare after their ace has worked? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the...
With his walk-off home run Saturday against Tampa Bay, Jim Thome tied Sammy Sosa on the all-time home run list at 609. One more, and Thome will stand alone with the seventh-greatest amount of career home runs hit in baseball history. The men who will be in front of him read like a Who's Who of the greatest hitters to ever play the game -- Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Willie...
In their 1st visit back to Philadelphia since losing the 2008 World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays once again brought the rain with them. Friday night’s Phillies – Rays game was rained out and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. The originally scheduled 1:35pm game will start instead at 1:05pm and the make-up game will begin at 6:35pm.
For today’s game, Kyle Kendrick...
Cole Hamels left the diamond with a slender lead for the Philadelphia Phillies. Is he one of the players who will be traded for prospects?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 3-2 & 7-3 outcomes: 2
The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to King Cole.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Jim Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season.
Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies, helping manager Charlie Manuel earn his 900th career win.
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Chase Utley news! He is in Philadelphia today and will hang with the team until tomorrow, when he plays with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He’ll then return to the Phillies, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. No word yet if...
After dropping both games of a day-night double-header yesterday, the Phillies were looking to shake off the rust and start off a four-game series with the Pirates on the right foot. Joe Blanton was looking for his seventh win on the season tonight, and would do so against Jeff Karstens.
Runs would be surprisingly easy to come by tonight for the Phillies. They can thank the Pirates...
Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies host the Pirates to close out their 10-game homestand. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
The make-or-break homestand that was to determine where this team stood as June came to a close has not been pretty so far. After winning two of three from the Rockies, the Phillies took the momentum from a magical walk-off off the bat of Jim Thome and crushed by...
Steve and Connie Mack discuss the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, and 76ers in the latest edition of My Two Cents on MTR Radio. Listen live every Friday at 10pm only on MTRRadio.com.
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