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Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

Astros 6, Phillies 4
WP – Wesley Wright (1-2, 3.33)
LP – Phillippe Aumont (0-1, 3.00)
SV – Wilton Lopez (5)

HOUSTON — Throwing strikes killed the Phillies bullpen and their seven-game winning streak.

Phillippe Aumont and Jake Diekman looked bad in the 8th inning and Jed Lowries two-out, two-run double was the result of that. The double gave Houston a 5-4 lead en route to a 6-4 win over the Phillies Thursday night, snapping a seven-game winning streak.

After walking the tying run and hitting the go-ahead run in the 8th, Charlie Manuel pulled a gassed Aumont from his fifth appearance in five days. Diekman followed up by surrendering a two-run double to Jed Lowrie and RBI single by Brandon Barmes to make it a 6-4 game.

Erik Kratz got the Phillies offense going in the 2nd inning with his RBI double.

The Phillies then opened the game up the next inning. Ryan Howard, John Mayberry and Kevin Frandsen each drove in runs and it gave the Phillies a 4-0 lead.

Tyler Cloyd wasn’t at his best once again, which didn’t come to much of a surprise with the young right-hander pitching on short rest. His day ended with no outs in the 4th inning when he gave up a pair of singles and a three-run homer to Matt Dominguez.

In the 8th inning, Jimmy Rollins stole third base for another milestone on the season. It was his 400th career stolen base.

2B: Kratz (9).

Boxscore.

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