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Kendrick leads surging Phillies to sweep of Pirates

Jul 29, 2007 - 8:41 PM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- A pregame downpour appeared to have cooled the Philadelphia Phillies offense. Fortunately, Kyle Kendrick didn't need much run support.

Kendrick pitched seven effective innings and Aaron Rowand and Ryan Howard each drove in a run as Philadelphia completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.

Chris Coste drove in two insurance runs and Jimmy Rollins added three hits and scored two runs for the Phillies, who finished their homestand taking five of six games.

Kendrick (5-1) allowed only a solo home run and scattered six hits. He walked one with four strikeouts as he improved to 4-0 at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia is now 7-2 in games that the righthander has started.

After a torrential rainstorm delayed the start of the contest for 12 minutes, the Phillies had trouble cashing in scoring opportunities against struggling Pirates starter Ian Snell (7-9).

Philadelphia had second and third with one out in the first inning, but only scored one run courtesy of a Snell wild pitch. The Phillies then put their first two men on in the second, but Snell came back to strike out the side.

Rowand gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead in the third on an RBI double off the fence in left, but the Phillies left the bases loaded.

Rollins collected his third hit leading off the fifth inning when he grounded a triple over the first base bag. Howard followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0.

Nate McLouth spoiled Kendrick's shutout bid when he lined the first pitch of the sixth inning over the right-field fence for a home run that cut the deficit to 3-1.

Kendrick helped himself with the glove in his final inning. After surrendering a leadoff double to Jose Castillo in the seventh, he retired the next three batters, including making two fine fielding plays on comebackers to the mound.

Ryan Madson came on for Kendrick in the eighth, but was forced to leave after straining his right shoulder on a a pitch to Jason Bay. Antonio Alfonseca came in and threw one pitch to strikeout Bay to end the inning.

Snell allowed three runs and six hits in six innings for Pittsburgh, which has lost 13 of its last 15 games.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 x 5 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - IAN SNELL, DAMASO MARTE (7TH), SHAWN CHACON (8TH) AND RONNY
    PAULINO
    PHI - KYLE KENDRICK, RYAN MADSON (8TH), ANTONIO
    ALFONSECA (8TH), JOSE MESA (9TH) AND CARL

    Jul 29 4:29 PM


  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 x 5 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - IAN SNELL, DAMASO MARTE (7TH), SHAWN CHACON (8TH) AND RONNY
    PAULINO
    PHI - KYLE KENDRICK, RYAN MADSON (8TH), ANTONIO
    ALFONSECA (8TH), JOSE MESA (9TH) AND CARL

    Jul 29 4:29 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS COSTE SCORED SHANE VICTORINO AND GREG
    DOBBS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C COSTE ON FIRST, C RUIZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    PHILADELPHIA 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: M BOURN (.287, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 4:20 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS COSTE SCORED SHANE VICTORINO AND GREG
    DOBBS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C COSTE ON FIRST, C RUIZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    PHILADELPHIA 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: M BOURN (.287, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 4:20 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY NATE MCLOUTH (3) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF KYLE KENDRICK.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, PHILADELPHIA 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.293, 1-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 3:25 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY NATE MCLOUTH (3) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF KYLE KENDRICK.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, PHILADELPHIA 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.293, 1-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 3:25 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN HOWARD SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    PHILADELPHIA 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A ROWAND (.329, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 3:20 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN HOWARD SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    PHILADELPHIA 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A ROWAND (.329, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 3:20 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A ROWAND ON SECOND, R HOWARD ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.256, 1-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 2:46 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A ROWAND ON SECOND, R HOWARD ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.256, 1-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 2:46 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY IAN SNELL ALLOWED TADAHITO IGUCHI TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ROLLINS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A ROWAND (.328, 0-FOR-0)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 2:04 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY IAN SNELL ALLOWED TADAHITO IGUCHI TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ROLLINS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A ROWAND (.328, 0-FOR-0)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 2:04 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 1 0
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - IAN SNELL
    PHI - KYLE KENDRICK

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: M BOURN (.298, 1 HR, 6 RBI)
    T IGUCHI (.333, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    J ROLLINS (.291, 20 HR, 64 RBI)

    Pirates vs. PhilliesJul 29 1:54 PM
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