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Rollins, Eaton help Phillies avoid sweep

Jul 9, 2007 - 12:11 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- Jimmy Rollins and Adam Eaton helped the Philadelphia Phillies avoid their 10,000th all-time loss and head into the All-Star break with a .500 record.

Rollins drove in the game-tying and go-ahead runs and had three hits while Eaton won his first game since June 11 as the Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Eaton (8-5) went six innings and allowed four runs, six hits and one walks with three strikeouts. After allowing four runs in the first four innings - including two home runs - Eaton settled down and didn't allow a hit his final three innings.

After falling behind, 3-0, in the first two innings, Philadelphia scored five times from the third through the sixth innings to chase Rockies starter Aaron Cook (5-6) and win for just the third time in its last 10 games.

"I felt good, it was kind of a Colorado-type game," Eaton said. "The last two nights we got ahead 3-0 and we let them get ahead 3-0 today and came back and won. I was happy to go six innings after the first three innings."

"He got off slow, but did a good job of pitching," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He did a hell of a job staying and battling. It was a good day for him."

Eaton started the comeback for the Phillies with a one-out single in the third. Following a single by Rollins and a fielder's choice that moved him to third, Chase Utley singled to cut Colorado's lead to 3-1.

"Eaton's a pretty good hitter, he can do some things," Manuel said.

With the Phillies down a run in the fourth, Eaton sacrificed Rod Barajas to second base with one out. Rollins came through with his first RBI single that tied the game at 4-4.

Eaton again helped his cause in the sixth. After Barajas hit a two-out single, Eaton kept the rally going with a single to center that gave the Phillies runners on first and second with two outs and another chance for Rollins.

"He just left that ball up there and I found a gap," Eaton said.

Rollins was in the hole early with an 0-2 count and fouled off three pitches before drawing three straight balls for a 3-2 count. He lined the next pitch into center field for his second bloop RBI single.

"It was nice, no other way to put it," Rollins said. "We're going into the break at .500. It isn't great but it's better than being under."

Cook tied his career high by allowing 12 base hits.

"He had way too many pitches up in the zone, especially with two outs," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's creating a lot of situations that you don't want to pitch into."

Kazuo Matsui got the scoring started for the Rockies when he belted his third home run of the season in the top of the first. The Rockies increased the lead to 3-0 in the second on a RBI singles from Troy Tulowitzki and Cory Sullivan before the Phillies began their comeback.

A 50-minute rain delay interrupted the game after the sixth, and the Phillies helped the groundscrew place the tarp on the field after a strong wind made things difficult. Two Rockies groundscrew members got trapped under the weight of the tarp.

"I think everybody went out there to try to lend a hand, not do anything out of control - just to try to help them get the tarp off those guys," Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 8 15 0
    COLORADO 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - ADAM EATON, RYAN MADSON (7TH) AND ROD BARAJAS
    COL - AARON COOK, TOM MARTIN (7TH), LATROY HAWKINS
    (8TH), JORGE JULIO (9TH) AND CHRIS IANNETTA

    HOME RUNS: PHI

    Jul 8 6:52 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN HOWARD SCORED MICHAEL BOURN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    COLORADO 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.278, 2-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 6:46 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SHANE VICTORINO (11) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF TOM MARTIN SCORED CHASE UTLEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7, COLORADO 4
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.216, 2-FOR-2, HBP, HR, RBI)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 6:05 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED ROD BARAJAS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ROLLINS ON SECOND, A EATON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5
    COLORADO 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: M BOURN (.250, 0-FOR-3)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:57 PM
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    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:45 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED ROD BARAJAS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J ROLLINS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    COLORADO 4 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: M BOURN (.253, 0-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:26 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PAT BURRELL (11) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF AARON COOK.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3, COLORADO 4
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.286, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:19 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TODD HELTON (8) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF ADAM EATON.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 2, COLORADO 4
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.258, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:10 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN HOWARD SCORED MICHAEL BOURN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R HOWARD ON FIRST, C UTLEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 2
    COLORADO 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.277, 1-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:04 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED ADAM EATON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, M BOURN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    COLORADO 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.255, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 4:03 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CORY SULLIVAN SCORED TROY TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C SULLIVAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: K MATSUI (.312, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 3:46 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY TULOWITZKI SCORED BRAD HAWPE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T TULOWITZKI ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.205, 2 HR, 15 RBI)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 3:40 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KAZ MATSUI (3) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    1ST OFF ADAM EATON.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0, COLORADO 1
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.345, 15 HR, 69 RBI)

    Phillies vs. RockiesJul 8 3:18 PM