Phillies ride catchers’ doubles to comeback win
Catchers Carlos Ruiz and Erik Kratz both doubled in the ninth inning to lead the Phillies to a come-from-behind walk-off win over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night.
The Phillies trailed the Rockies 3-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth. Kratz led off the ninth with a double, and was replaced at second base by pinch-runner Casper Wells, who advanced to third on John Mayberry Jr.’s groundout.
Wells scored on a pinch-hit double by Carlos Ruiz to tie the game. After the Rockies (59-69) intentionally walked Rollins to set up a possible double play, Michael Young stroked a single to left to score Ruiz and give the Phillies (56-70) the 4-3 win.
Cliff Lee pitched seven innings for the Phillies, allowing just two runs on nine hits while striking out six. Jake Diekman, who pitched a scoreless ninth, picked up the win.
Chase Utley hit his 16th home run of the season in the first inning.
Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario homered in the second inning. It was his 19th homer of the year.