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Phillies-Yankees: Ruiz Sends Phillies Fans Home Winners

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz ripped a two-out double in the 11th inning yesterday to score Chase Utley to secure the both the win and the series against the baseball royalty, the New York Yankees.

This win also capped an 8-2 road trip record that went through Cincinnati, Washington, and culminated in New York yesterday with a 4-3 11-inning victory.

"We earned it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Charlie isn't lying when he says that. Brad Lidge continuing his day-to-day horror show for the fans did it again in the ninth yesterday. After giving up the tying run, Lidge settled down and gave the Phils a chance to go ahead and win.

"I've got a lot of confidence," Manuel said. "He's got a lo...

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