Philadelphia 5, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 14, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 43824

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 15-20 10-8 5-12 L3
Philadelphia 17-19 8-9 9-10 W2

Recap


Phillies 5, Astros 1: Placido Polanco blasted a two-run homer for his 2,000th career hit and Joe Blanton tossed seven strong innings as host Philadelphia continued its recent dominance over Houston.
 
Blanton (4-3) gave up one run on six hits with seven strikeouts for the Phillies, who have won six out of their last eight games against Houston.
 
Freddy Galvis put Philadelphia on the board with a run-scoring single in the fifth off Lucas Harrell (2-3), who allowed three runs – two earned – over 5 2/3 innings.
 
The Phillies extended their lead in the sixth inning on RBI singles by Carlos Ruiz and Galvis, who had three hits and is batting .381 (8-for-21) with seven RBIs in his last seven games.
 
Astros pinch hitter Marwin Gonzalez hit his first major league home run in the eighth before Polanco answered in the bottom half with his two-out homer off David Carpenter.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
Polanco is the 17th active major leaguer with 2,000 hits. … The Astros’ Carlos Lee tallied his 2,000th hit last year on this date. … Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 and is 3-for-27 (.111) over his last seven games. ... Houston was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. … Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out the side in the ninth in a non-save situation. … The Astros have lost three straight games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Philadelphia
Lucas Harrell Player Joe Blanton
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 6
3.18 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Houston   Philadelphia
Carlos LeePlayer Freddy Galvis
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 1 10 .206 12 12 1 1 1 1
Philadelphia 10 1 16 .312 11 6 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Houston. The Phillies have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Astros have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .421 after a loss.