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Nov 14, 2012 8:38pm
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PHILADELPHIA —Jimmy Rollins ran to first with a fist in the air, rounded the
bag and waited for his teammates to pile on. Ryan Mathews Jersey . The Philadelphia
Phillies are getting used to celebrations like this. Rollins hit an RBI single
off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the 10th and the Phillies rallied in
their last at-bat for the fourth straight day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6
to complete their first three-game sweep of the season on Wednesday. The
five-time defending NL East champions have won four in a row, including three
walkoff wins. “It shows we havent given up,” said Chase Utley, who had three
hits and three RBIs. “We have some ground to cover, but we have the type of guys
who are determined to win.” Rollins had the winning hit in the 12th against San
Francisco on Sunday. The Phillies scored four runs off Rodriguez in the ninth in
a 7-6 win Monday, and six in the eighth in a 7-6 win Tuesday. Earlier in the
day, the Phillies signed Cole Hamels to a $144 million, six-year deal that
prevents the 2008 World Series MVP from becoming a free agent in November. They
celebrated with their eighth win in 12 games since the All-Star break and moved
closer to getting out of last place. The Phillies remained 9 1/2 games behind in
the wild-card standings. “What weve done the last couple days is what were
capable of being,” said centre fielder Shane Victorino, who seems to be
mentioned in a different trade rumour every day. “Its been fun.”
Michael Schwimer (2-1) allowed an unearned run in the 10th, but earned the win.
John Mayberry Jr. walked with one out in the 10th against Rodriguez (2-6). Eric
Kratz followed with a double. Pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz hit a sacrifice fly to
tie it. Rollins then ripped an RBI single to right-centre to end it. “We were
playing kind of rough at the end and stayed with it,” manager Charlie Manuel
said. “We did enough to get by.” Ryan Braun hit a tying, two-run homer off
Antonio Bastardo in the eighth and Rickie Weeks also connected. But the Brewers
lost their sixth straight game—all on the road. “I havent been around the
game much, but this is the worst road trip I think Ive ever been on, the most
disheartening and heartbreaking, too,” Brewers reliever John Axford said. “All
three of the losses here were just really tough.” Carlos Gomez led off the 10th
by reaching second when third baseman Ty Wigginton dropped his pop-up. Gomez
advanced on a sacrifice by Cesar Izturis. After Braun was intentionally walked,
Ramirez lofted a shallow fly to right. Second baseman Utley made an
over-the-shoulder catch, but his off-balance turnaround throw was too late to
get Gomez. Phillies starter Vance Worley allowed three runs and 10 hits.
Kyle Kendrick got five outs to extend his scoreless streak to 20 1-3 innings.
Brewers started Marco Estrada allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings.
Utley ripped an RBI double to centre to put Philadelphia up 2-1 in the third. He
scored on Hunter Pences looping single to right to make it 3-1. Utley delivered
again in the fourth, stroking a two-out double to left-centre to drive in a pair
and extend the lead to 5-1. Weeks hit a solo shot in the sixth and Gomez drove
in another run with a double to get Milwaukee within 5-3. Worley exited with
runners on second and third and one out. Kendrick entered and retired
Nyjer Morgan on a shallow fly to right. He intentionally walked Braun to load
the bases before Aramis Ramirez flied out to end the inning. The Brewers took a
1-0 lead in the second on Martin Maldonados RBI single. Juan Pierre hit a
two-out double and scored on a single by Eric Kratz to tie it at 1 in the bottom
half. In the first, Gomez circled the bases before realizing a ball he hit down
the left-field line hooked outside the foul pole. He struck out on the next
pitch. NOTES: The Phillies are 13-4 in their last 17 games vs. Milwaukee. ...
The NL Central is the only division the Phillies have a winning record against
this season. They are 15-7. ... The Phillies had their 270th straight sellout,
including post-season play. ... The Brewers return home where they are 6-0-1 in
their last seven series. ... The Brewers start a four-game series against NL
East-leading Washington on Thursday. Yovani Gallardo (8-7) starts against
Edwin Jackson (5-6). ... The Phillies are off Thursday before starting a
three-game series in Atlanta on Friday. Philip Rivers Jersey . Police spokeswoman
Jodi Silva says Miguel Aceval, Nick Soolsma and Luis Silva were jailed after the
incident early Monday in the parking lot of the Club Escobar. The Major League
Soccer club issued a brief statement on Monday afternoon. Philip Rivers Womens Jersey . Bobak and
Beharry, from Guelph, Ont., scored 49.77 points Wednesday for their program to
music from the “Out of Africa” soundtrack. Purdy, from Strathroy, Ont., and
Marinaro, from Sarnia, Ont., scored 49.51. “It was a good program and a good
presentation,” said Beharry, silver medallist with Bobak at the Junior Grand
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. PETERSBURG, Fla. Ryan Mathews Womens Jersey . Two goals by
Argentina striker Federico Higuain, including a 62nd-minute penalty winner, gave
the Columbus Crew a sloppy 2-1 victory over Toronto, extending TFCs winless
streak to 14 on a raw, wet Fan Appreciation Day at Crew Stadium. Malcom Floyd Jersey . —Terrence Jones likes
the idea of playing in New Orleans with Kentucky teammate and consensus top
overall NBA draft choice Anthony Davis.INDIANAPOLIS—James Hinchcliffe had a
little help when he delivered an electrifying performance in qualifying at the
Indianapolis 500. The driver from Oakville, Ont., carried an extra pair of
gloves inside his suit Saturday as he earned the second spot on the starting
grid for the May 27 race. The gloves belonged to Canadian IndyCar driver Greg
Moore, who died after a crash at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif., in
1999. “I was approached earlier in the week by one of Gregs old mechanics who
said he had a pair,” Hinchcliffe said. “Greg never got to run here, so (the
mechanic) asked me if Id take them for a spin. Ive had them all week and I
decided I wanted to save them for qualifying. One of the coolest things we get
to do is qualify at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I wanted (Greg) to be
able to do that. “It was a very special thing. After we went to the top in the
first segment, I was given the phone number of Gregs father, Ric Moore, who
asked me to call him. I got to chat with him a little bit, which was very
special for me.” Hinchcliffe will start from the middle of the front row after
his shootout sppeed was just a fraction slower than the pole-winning speed of
Australian Ryan Briscoe (226. Antonio Gates Womens Jersey. 484 miles per
hour). The Canadian driver led the 33-car field in the first qualifying segment,
with a four-lap average speed of 225.746 m.p.h. Hinchcliffe returned for the
final nine-car shootout, posting an average of 226.481 m.p.h. in his No. 27
Andretti Autosport Chevrolet-powered Dallara. The speed differential between the
top two qualifiers was the smallest in the history of the Indy 500. Several
drivers noted the impact of tiny changes in track and weather conditions on
qualifying speeds. “The smallest margin—its heart-breaking in a sense, but at
the end of the day, we get to start on the front row and thats just the coolest
thing ever,” Hinchcliffe said. “Im going to lose a little bit of sleep over how
small that margin was to Ryan and to know that we had it (the pole position) for
three or four laps. But thats mini, man, its a gust of wind, its a shadow over a
corner that changes, and that can be the difference.” Alex Tagliani of
Lachenaie, Que., last years Indy 500 polesitter, qualified 11th. ’ ’ ’ 

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