Sep 162011
Phillies IF Michael Martinez scores the winning run in walkoff victory over Marlins

Phillies IF Michael Martinez scores the winning run in walkoff victory over Marlins

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Howard’s hit in extras give Phillies DH sweep

September 16 CSN Philly

One pitch. That’s all Cliff Lee needed for his seventh shutout of the season and seventh complete game. He was in a pretty good position to do it, too. Ahead in the count 0-2 with two outs in the ninth inning, Lee was ready to exchange handshakes and high-fives with his teammates until the ball Jose Lopez hit sailed over the leftfield fence.  Just like that the 1-0 victory was erased and extra innings were in order.  Manager Charlie Manuel brought in Ryan Howard to play in the 10th inning and after Michael Martinez led off the inning with a walk, Howard laced a double to left-center to end it with a 2-1 win for the Phillies.

Kendrick, Lee pitch Phillies past Marlins

September 16Courier-Post

Cliff Lee was one strike away from completing a four-hit shutout, which would have been his major-league leading seventh of the season.  The crowd was on its feet, roaring with anticipation. Then Lee left a backdoor cutter over the plate, and Jose Lopez smacked the 0-2 pitch into the stands in left field, and just like that the game was tied.  “Obviously that’s frustrating,” Lee said. “No doubt about it. But what can you do about it? What’s done is done. I’ve got to recover and try to get the next guy out.”

Early flurry helps Phils inch closer to East title

September 15

PHILADELPHIA — These days can seem long in South Philadelphia. The Phillies have already clinched a spot in the postseason for the fifth straight season. Their magic number for a fifth consecutive National League East title is just three following Thursday afternoon’s 3-1 victory over the Marlins in the first game of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.

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