Final
  for this game

Phillies look to stay in playoff chase against Pirates

Aug 18, 2007 - 1:53 PM Philadelphia (65-56) at Pittsburgh (50-70) 7:05 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Phillies climbed into a tie for the National League wild card on Friday. They will look to stay there when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

The Phillies did what they do best on Friday, outslugging the Pirates en route to an 11-8 victory. That win pushed them into a tie with the San Diego Padres (65-56) in the wild card race and left them three games behind the New York Mets (68-53) in the NL East.

Philadelphia leads the National League in runs scored and ranks near the top in batting average, often bailing out a pitching staff that ranks 12th in the NL with a 4.76 ERA.

Trying to improve on that team ERA on Saturday will be veteran Jamie Moyer (11-8, 4.68 ERA). The 44-year-old lefthander has earned wins in each of his last four decisions, compiling a 3.48 ERA over that span.

Moyer counts a win over the Pirates during the stretch, holding them to an unearned run and six hits over seven frames of an 8-1 win on July 27.

Pittsburgh will counter with lefthander Paul Maholm (8-14, 4.38). The 25-year-old former first-round pick is coming off a complete game victory over the San Francisco Giants in which he surrendered one run and three hits last Sunday.

He is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 1
    PITTSBURGH 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 x 11 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - JAMIE MOYER, JOSE MESA (5TH), CLAY CONDREY (6TH), MICHAEL
    ZAGURSKI (8TH), ANTONIO ALFONSECA (8TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    PIT - PAUL MAHOLM, SHAWN CHACON (8TH), MATT

    Aug 18 9:54 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOSH PHELPS SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PHELPS ON FIRST, R PAULINO ON SECOND, A
    LAROCHE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    PITTSBURGH 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.269, 1-FOR-2, BB, SAC, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 9:46 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM LAROCHE SCORED JASON BAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LAROCHE ON FIRST, X NADY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    PITTSBURGH 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.240, 0-FOR-4, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 9:38 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE BY JACK WILSON SCORED RONNY PAULINO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    PITTSBURGH 9 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: P MAHOLM (.200, 1-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 8:46 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY ABRAHAM NUNEZ ALLOWED XAVIER NADY AND ADAM LAROCHE
    TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R PAULINO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    PITTSBURGH 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J CASTILLO (.256, 0-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 8:43 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY FREDDY SANCHEZ (8) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JAMIE MOYER SCORED PAUL MAHOLM.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6, PITTSBURGH 6
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAY (.254, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 8:29 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PAT BURRELL (19) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF PAUL MAHOLM SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6, PITTSBURGH 4
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.262, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 7:42 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    PITTSBURGH 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J CASTILLO (.258, 0 HR, 19 RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 7:31 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADAM LAROCHE SCORED JASON BAY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, X NADY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    PITTSBURGH 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.243, 9 HR, 39 RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 7:30 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY XAVIER NADY SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, X NADY ON FIRST, J BAY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    PITTSBURGH 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.254, 18 HR, 69 RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 7:27 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY JASON BAY SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAY ON SECOND, F SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    PITTSBURGH 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: X NADY (.286, 15 HR, 60 RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 7:25 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - JAMIE MOYER
    PIT - PAUL MAHOLM

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAUTISTA (.260, 10 HR, 43 RBI)
    F SANCHEZ (.302, 7 HR, 51 RBI)
    J BAY (.253, 18 HR, 78 RBI

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 18 7:18 PM