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Bradley, Rangers host slumping Phillies

Jun 28, 2008 - 1:10 PM Philadelphia (43-38) at Texas (41-40), 8:05 pm EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- Milton Bradley and the high-powered offense of the Texas Rangers will host the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday in the middle contest of a three-game interleague series.

Bradley, who leads the American League with a .330 batting average, delivered the go-ahead home run Friday as the Rangers rallied for an 8-7 win in the series opener.

Texas' top-ranked offense will also get a boost from Josh Hamilton, who leads the majors with 78 RBI this season. He is batting .310 with 19 home runs.

Philadelphia, which is trying to avoid its third straight loss, will hope to hang on to its one-game lead in the National League East. The club has lost seven of its previous eight contests.

Phillies ace Cole Hamels (7-5, 3.27 ERA) will attempt to reverse that trend. The 24-year-old lefthander yielded three runs and six hits with no walks and four strikeouts over seven frames in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Rangers will counter with former Phillie Vicente Padilla (10-3, 3.74), who is seeking his fourth straight win in as many starts. The righthander, who has won eight of his last nine decisions, is looking to join Cleveland's Cliff Lee, Anaheim's Joe Saunders and Arizona's Brandon Webb as the major's only 11-game winners.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 10 2
    TEXAS 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - COLE HAMELS, CHAD DURBIN (8TH), J.C. ROMERO (8TH), BRAD LIDGE
    (9TH) AND CHRIS COSTE
    TEX - VICENTE PADILLA, JOAQUIN BENOIT (7TH), LUIS
    MENDOZA (9TH) AND JARRO

    Jun 28 11:02 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO BRANDON BOGGS SCORED MILTON BRADLEY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B BOGGS ON FIRST, M RAMIREZ ON SECOND, M
    BYRD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    TEXAS 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J SALTALAMACCHIA (.216, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Phillies 8, Rangers 6  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 28 10:39 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAX RAMIREZ SCORED JOSH HAMILTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M RAMIREZ ON FIRST, M BYRD ON SECOND, M
    BRADLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    TEXAS 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B BOGGS (.255, 0-FOR-3)

    Phillies 8, Rangers 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 28 10:34 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED SHANE VICTORINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    TEXAS 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.271, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Phillies 8, Rangers 4  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 28 9:59 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED CHRIS COSTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    TEXAS 4 END TOP, 6TH

    Phillies 7, Rangers 4  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 28 9:49 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IAN KINSLER SCORED JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I KINSLER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    TEXAS 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.277, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Phillies 6, Rangers 4  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 28 9:34 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA SCORED BRANDON BOGGS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J SALTALAMACCHIA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    TEXAS 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: G DURAN (.203, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies 6, Rangers 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 28 9:31 PM
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    Phillies 6, Rangers 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 28 9:23 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN HOWARD (20) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF VICENTE PADILLA SCORED PAT BURRELL.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6, TEXAS 2
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.340, 1-FOR-1)

    Phillies 6, Rangers 2  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 28 8:51 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHASE UTLEY (23) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF VICENTE PADILLA.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4, TEXAS 2
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.272, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies 4, Rangers 2  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 28 8:46 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY VICENTE PADILLA ALLOWED PEDRO FELIZ TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J WERTH ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    TEXAS 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C COSTE (.313, 0-FOR-0)

    Phillies 3, Rangers 2  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 28 8:31 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAYSON WERTH SCORED RYAN HOWARD AND GREG DOBBS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J WERTH ON SECOND, P FELIZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 2
    TEXAS 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C COSTE (.313, 7 HR, 20 RBI)

    Phillies 2, Rangers 2  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 28 8:30 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MICHAEL YOUNG (7) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF COLE HAMELS SCORED IAN KINSLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0, TEXAS 2
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.310, 19 HR, 78 RBI)

    Phillies 0, Rangers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 28 8:18 PM