Philadelphia 5, Cincinnati 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 45706

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 15 1
Philadelphia 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 26-24 15-11 11-13 L1
Philadelphia 30-19 18-10 12-9 W1

Recap

Raul Ibanez ended the longest game in the history of Citizens Bank Park when his sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 19th inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-4 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Second baseman Wilson Valdez (1-0), who had never pitched professionally at any level, moved to the mound for the top of the 19th and tossed a scoreless frame. By doing so, he became the first position player since Brent Mayne of the Colorado Rockies (2000) to secure a win as a pitcher.

The game lasted 6 hours and 11 minutes.

Carlos Fisher (0-1) was in his sixth inning of relief in the 19th when he lost his command, allowing a leadoff single to Jimmy Rollins and then walking Domonic Brown. Placido Polanco advanced the runners with a bunt and Ryan Howard was intentionally walked in front of Ibanez, who lifted a deep fly to center field to plate Rollins from third.

Jay Bruce had given the Reds a 4-3 lead with his 13th homer in the top of the 10th, but Howard responded in the bottom of the frame with a blast of his own to keep the game going.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Philadelphia
Travis Wood Player Roy Halladay
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 11
4.50 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Cincinnati   Philadelphia
Jay Bruce Player Wilson Valdez
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.375 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 15 1 19 .214 31 16 4 5 3 1
Philadelphia 13 2 23 .200 28 11 5 8 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Phillies have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Reds have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .522 after a loss.
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