Phillies beat Arizona 9-8 in 10 innings for sweep

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 30, 2016 05:24 PM
Phillies beat Arizona 9-8 in 10 innings for sweep
Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Herrmann, left, waits to tag out Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis as he tries to score on a double by teammate Cesar Hernandez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX (AP) — Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin wasn't sure what to say after a wild game that included 32 hits, 17 runs, great plays and bizarre sequences.

"I don't remember half the stuff that happened," Mackanin said after the Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8 in 10 innings Wednesday to complete their first sweep at Chase Field in 10 years.

Philadelphia scored two runs in the ninth to beat the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night and needed another rally to set up the sweep.

Arizona went ahead 7-4 in the seventh inning on Paul Goldschmidt's two-run double, but the Phillies scored four times in the eighth to go up 8-7.

The Diamondbacks fought back in the bottom half, tying it on Jean Segura's infield single, but allowed Jeanmar Gomez (3-2) to escape a jam in the ninth.

Peter Bourjos, who earlier had a two-run homer, hit a two-out single off Silvino Bracho (0-2) in the 10th and moved to third on Cody Asche's single. Pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel followed with a line drive to right field for a sacrifice fly and the go-ahead run.

Brett Oberholtzer gave up a one-out single in the 10th, but got the final two outs for his first career save.

Asche had three RBIs, Cesar Hernandez finished with four of Philadelphia's 17 hits and the Phillies won for the fourth time in five games.

"When we left Philly, we became a different team," Mackanin said. "I'm hoping we can take this momentum and build on it."

The National League-leading Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep with a 9-2 win in Cincinatti to get back on solid footing after a rough week.

The Cubs went 1-6 last week, hurt by an injury-depleted lineup and a balky bullpen. With thousands of Cubs fans in the stands at Great American Ball Park for each game, they pulled off an invigorating sweep.

NL East-leading Washington completed a three-game sweep with a 4-2 win over the Mets and Milwaukee routed Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0.

The Yankees rallied for a 9-7 win over the Texas Rangers, with Brian McCann hitting a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson and Didi Gregorius capping a six-run ninth inning with his two-run shot.

Down 7-2 and in danger of falling 10 games behind AL East-leading Baltimore, the Yankees began their comeback when McCann homered off Cesar Ramos in the eighth.

Tampa Bay beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0, Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-4 for its record eighth straight win against its AL West rival, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 9-6.

At St. Louis, Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field line in the 12th inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Cardinals 3-2.

Chien-Ming Wang (5-0) worked two scoreless innings for Kansas City, which survived blown saves by Wade Davis and Joakim Soria, stranded 19 runners and used all of its bench players. The Royals are 39-50 in the I-70 interleague series but 14-12 at 11-year-old Busch Stadium.

The Toronto Blue Jays won their first series in Denver with a 5-3 victory over the Rockies, the Detroit Tigers beat the Marlins 10-3 and Cleveland swept its fourth straight series, capping it with a 3-0 win over the Braves, to extend the majors' longest winning streak this season to 12.

The Indians need one more win to match the longest winning streaks in franchise history. They won 13 straight in 1942 and 1951. They had another 12-game streak in 1922.

At San Diego, Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and drove in four runs as AL East-leading Baltimore won its seventh straight with a 12-6 result against the Padres.

The Orioles tied the 1996 Oakland A's for the most homers in June, 55.

In two lopsided late finishes, Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Mariners 8-1 in Seattle.

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