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A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Phillies RF Hunter Pence hits a walk off home run off Astros closer Brett Myers in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies 4, Astros 3
WP – Jake Diekman (1-0, 0.00)
LP – Brett Myers (0-1, 2.08)

PHILADELPHIA — An ex-Astro hitting for the Phillies took an ex-Phillie pitching for the Astros deep in walk-off fashion.

Hunter Pence recovered from a near-costly fielding miscue earlier in the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th off Brett Myers, his second of the game, to win the game for the Phillies, 4-3.

The win was the third straight for the Phillies, their first three-game winning streak all season. It was also their first series sweep, though a two-gamer, of the season.

Pence’s error in the bottom of the 9th nearly cost the Phillies the game.

Chad Qualls had already allowed a run to score in the 9th inning, cutting the Phillies lead to 3-2. It was then that the wheels nearly fell off for the Phillies bullpen once again.

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No sweet homecoming for Oswalt

Phils RF Hunter Pence steals second base against his former team. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

For the first time since being traded to the Phillies back on July 29, 2010, Roy Oswalt stepped foot on the hill at Minute Maid Park.

But this time, he was walking to and from a different dugout.

Unlike many shut outs and gems tossed in this park, that wasn’t the story tonight for Oswalt. His former team jumped all over him as the Astros beat the Phils, 5-1.

Much like many nights, the Phils jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Pete Orr drove in Raul Ibanez. But that was all the offense the Phils could muster off Brett Myers and it gave the Astros offense a chance to get to Oswalt.

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Series Preview: at Houston Astros

PHI: 94-49, 1st in NL East; HOU: 49-97, 1st in NL Central

When: September 12-14
Where: Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Roy Oswalt (7-8, 3.72) vs Brett Myers (4-13, 4.66)
Tuesday: Cole Hamels (14-7, 2.60) vs J.A. Happ (5-15, 5.77)
Wednesday: Roy Halladay (17-5, 2.44) vs Bud Norris (6-9, 3.78)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 8:o5, CSN
Tuesday, 8:05, PHL 17
Wednesday, 2:05, CSN
All Games on 1210 AM

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