Phillies 2B Chase Utley heads for third on an RBI triple in the 1st. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
Phillies 4, Giants 4 (12 innings)
WP – Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.57)
LP – Brad Penny (0-1, 3.88)
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies had a little bit of extra-innings magic in them this afternoon.
Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the bottom of the 12th drove home the winning run as the Phillies prevented the sweep with the win, taking down the Giants, 4-3, in 12 innings.
Carlos Ruiz worked a one-out walk and Laynce Nix singled to move Ruiz to third and set up the winning run by Rollins.
The Giants struck first only three pitches into the game. Nate Schierholtz hit a solo homer off Joe Blanton to lead off the game, giving San Francisco an early 1-0 lead.
The Phils answered right back in the bottom of the 1st inning. Shane Victorino drew a one-out walk from Giants starter Barry Zito, then Chase Utley followed with an RBI triple to right-center to tie it up.
The teams traded runs again in the 4th inning. Pablo Sandoval ripped an RBI double off the wall in left-center to score Buster Posey, giving the Giants a 2-1 lead. John Mayberry Jr. followed that up with a solo home run in the bottom half, tying the game back up.
Both home run hitters Schierholtz and Mayberry weren’t done after their solo blasts.
Mayberry hit his second homer of the day with a solo shot in the 7th off Zito. Schierholtz quickly tied the game back up, 3-3, with his solo homer off Joe Blanton in the 8th.
Blanton completed the 8th inning, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six.
3B: Utley (1). HR: Mayberry 2 (8).