Final: Phillies 6 - Astros 5
Losing Pitcher: Tony Sipp (2-2) - 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Save: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
- Ryan Howard had another huge night for the Phillies going 1-for-4 with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Philadelphia a 6-5 lead.
- Carlos Ruiz had a strong game at the plate going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
- Ben Revere went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Cody Asche got the Phillies five-run eighth inning started with his RBI single that scored Ruiz.
- Every Phillies position player recorded at least one hit.
- It is the fifth series sweep of the season for the Phillies.
- The Phillies went 4-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.
- Chris Carter had a great game for the Astros going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs.
- Marc Krauss had a strong game at the plate going 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and an RBI.
- Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
- Matt Dominguez and Marwin Gonzalez both went 1-for-4 on the night.
- The Astros went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position and left two runners on base.
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