Philadelphia 3, Arizona 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 4, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 43762

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 55-52 30-24 25-28 L1
Philadelphia 48-59 22-30 26-29 W1

Recap


Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 0: Erik Kratz homered and drew a bases-loaded walk and Roy Halladay returned to form with seven innings of three-hit ball as Philadelphia evened its series with visiting Arizona at a game apiece.

Halladay (5-6) had struggled since returning from the disabled list but looked like his old self Saturday, striking out five and walking one in his first win since May 17. Josh Lindblom worked a perfect eighth and Jonathan Papelbon struck out two in the ninth for his 24th save to finish the three-hitter.

Kratz provided all the offense Halladay needed. He led off the third by ripping a 2-0 fastball out to left for his fourth homer, then worked a five-pitch walk to force home a run an inning later. Domonic Brown added an RBI single in the eighth for the Phillies, who won for only the third time in eight games.

Arizona left-hander Joe Saunders (5-8) lost his second straight start, allowing two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. 

Stephen Drew had two of the three hits for the Diamondbacks, who had their four-game win streak snapped and failed in their bid to move a season-high five games over .500.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was placed on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot after an MRI revealed a partial tear. Ruiz, who ranks fourth in the National League with a .335 batting average, is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. … Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 for his first multi-hit game since July 23. He entered the game in a 1-for-18 slump. … Saunders has gone at least six innings in eight straight starts. … Arizona C Miguel Montero went 0-for-3, snapping his streak of 11 straight games reaching base. … The announced attendance was 43,762 - the 256th consecutive regular-season sellout at Citizens Bank Park.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Philadelphia
Joe Saunders Player Roy Halladay
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 3
2.84 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Arizona   Philadelphia
Stephen Drew Player Ryan Howard
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 4 0 5 .133 9 9 0 2 0 0
Philadelphia 9 1 13 .281 13 5 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Phillies have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .490 after a loss.