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Utley caps rally, Phillies sweep fourth from Mets 11-10

Utley caps rally, Phillies sweep fourth from Mets 11-10

Chase Utley hit an RBI single off Billy Wagner in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the New York Mets by rallying for an 11-10 victory Thursday in one of the wildest games of the Major League Baseball season.
By winning four straight against the Mets, Philadelphia moved within two games of the leaders in MLB's National League East Division and set up an exciting September pennant race.
Mets nemesis Pat Burrell homered twice. Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand also connected for the Phillies, who wasted leads of 5-0 and 8-5 before falling behind 10-8 in the eighth.
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
In Houston, Matt Albers pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Lance Berkman homered for the second consecutive game and the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Thursday.
Albers (4-6) walked four and struck out three, shutting down the Cardinals' offense for the second time this season. The 24-year-old Albers earned his first major league victory in St. Louis on May 5, giving up three hits in 7 1-3 innings in the Astros' 13-0 win.
Chad Qualls relieved Albers to start the eighth and the Cardinals got two singles, but couldn't score. Brad Lidge pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 14th save.


Updated : 2021-02-25 15:18 GMT+08:00