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Old 06-09-2018, 05:45 AM   #42
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April 2nd Game 3 Result

Phillies Win 3-2 Walk Off

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It was a long tough game for the Rockies and Phillies as they went 14 innings to decide the game. It was the Phillies who took it in a walk off 3-2 victory in the 14th.

The Colorado Rockies got into the action early as a Triple by DJ LeMahieu put him in scoring range. He made it home after tagging up on a Todd Helton fly out.

It took until the 6th inning for either side to get any more runs as Pete Alexander and Ubaldo Jiminez shut the game down. It was the Phillies that managed to find the break as Jiminez gave Billy Hamilton a walk before Chuck Klein doubled. Hamilton then made home on a tag up from a Sherry McGee fly out to tie the score. Chuck Klein was bought home from second by a Gavvy Cravath double to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.

A change of pitching in the 8th by the Phillies gave the Rockies their chance to tie the game as Ellis Burke made home plate. Burke was hit by a pitch from Tug McGraw before McGraw then gave a walk to LeMahieu and also hit Todd Helton with a pitch to load the bases. The Phillies quickly pulled McGraw for Robin Roberts but he gave up the one run after Matt Holliday singled to bring Burke home.

Both sides relief pitching then went to work as the bullpens kept the game tied at 2-2 all the way to the 14th where Gavvy Cravath became the hero with a walk off solo home run that went 417 feet to bring the game home for Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Pete Alexander was awarded player of the game after his 7 innings of work saw him give up only 4 hits and 1 run and 3 walks. He raised the leagues top strike out count to 13 as he put up an excellent show of control.

John Denny of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the win, Mike Myers of the Rockies the loss and Robin Roberts of the Phillies is given a blown save.

Pete Alexander spoke to reports after the game saying 'It was a solid team effort and we'll try and keep this momentum going.'

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