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Papelbon saves Phils in win

Phillies 8, Rockies 5

WP – Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47)
LP – Jeremy Guthrie (3-9, 6.14)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (19)

DENVER — With the Phillies leading the Colorado Rockies 6-2, the game looked to be well in hand. But that was before Wilin Rosario connected on a three-run home run to cut the lead to one.

Jonathan Papelbon entered the game with one out in the eighth inning and had little room for error. The Phillies All-Star did not disappoint as he shut the door to give the Phillies a 8-5 win.

A night after the offense looked anemic behind Cliff Lee, they were a completely different bunch.

Shane Victorino broke his extra-base hit drought and smacked a double to right field. Chase Utley knocked him in on an RBI single. Ryan Howard proceeded to walk.

That put two runners on base for Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies catcher connected on a Jeremy Guthrie pitch and deposited it into center field to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead before Vance Worley even took the mound.

Worley pitched pretty well as he only surrendered two runs on eight hits in seven innings of work. The right-hander also had what proved to be the game-winning two-run double.

It was the first time Ryan Howard tasted his victory since his return from the disabled list.

Chase Utley also had a very strong night at the plate as he went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Juan Pierre helped out with a 3-for-3 night at the plate with a run scored.

2B: Victorino (14), Worley (1), Rollins (21). 3B: Victorino (3). HR: Ruiz (14)

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