Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 9/16/12
This was a must-win for the Phillies, no doubt about that. Being three games back in the second wild card spot with 16 left to play, the Phils had to beat the last-place, worst in MLB Astros.  Luckily, the Phils backed up Roy Halladay with some early offense. In the top of the first inning, Jimmy Rollins scored on a sacrifice fly from Chase Utley. In the third, Scott Moore homered to left field for a two-run shot, putting his team up 2-1. The Phillies' offense really kicked into high-gear in the fifth. Juan Pierre came through with an RBI double to score Rollins. The Astros intentionally walked Chase Utley (again) to face Ryan Howard. Howard proceeded to bring home Pierre and Utley with a two-run double. Howard kept running to third, but was out on a sliding attempt. 4-2 Phillies. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Carlos Corporan homered over Domonic Brown's head in right field to make it a 4-3 ballgame. Roy Halladay's day was done after six innings. He allowed three earne...
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