Ryan Howard connects on a two-run double in the third inning. (Alan Diaz/AP)
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
On the verge of lowering their magic number to clinch the NL East to four, the Phillies saw a one-run lead evaporate as Brad Lidge blew his 11th save, allowing a pair of runs in the ninth inning. The loss spoiled Ryan Howard's four-RBI effort and Cole Hamels' solid seven-inning outing.
BATTING 2B: Rollins (40, van den Hurk), Howard (35, van den Hurk), Feliz (27, van den Hurk). HR:
Ibanez (33, 6th inning off van den Hurk, 0 on, 1 out), Howard (42, 7th inning off Pinto, 1 on, 1 out). TB:
Howard 6; Bako; Ibanez 5; Hamels 2; Feliz 2; Rollins 2. RBI: Howard 4 (130), Ibanez (89), Hamels (5). 2-out
RBI: Howard 2; Hamels. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bako; Werth. Team
RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING CS: Bako (1, 2nd base by Calero/Paulino,
R). PO: Bako (1st base by Calero).
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