Found September 13, 2012 on MyTeamRivals.com:
The Phils end their present home stand with a two-series sweep as they sweep the fish, 3-1. The Marlins ended a 0-0 pitchers’ duel by taking the lead in the sixth as, with two men on, and with two men out, Carlos Lee hits an RBI single, knocking in Donovan Solano, who had earlier reached first base on Jimmy Rollins’ fielding error, then was safe at second base on Cliff Lee’s force attempt throwing error of Jose Reyes’ grounder, giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead, while sending Reyes, who had reached first base on C. Lee’s throwing error, moved up to third base. The Phils would tie the game up at one-all in their half of the sixth as, with two men on, and with two men out, John Mayberry, Jr. hits an RBI single, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the inning off with a single, ending pitcher Josh Johnson’s no-hit bid, then moved up to second base on Juan Pierre’s sacrifice bunt, 2-3, while sending Chase Utley, who had earlier walked, over to third base, just barely beating center fi...
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