Phillies Notes: Home success against Reds continues

Phillies Notes: Home success against Reds continues

May 19, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis hit back-to-back solo home runs in the ninth inning to cap off a dramatic 3-2 walk-off victory for the Phillies over the Reds on Sunday (see Instant Replay).

After the game, Cliff Lee, who was in the game as a pinch runner for Delmon Young, lamented that he nearly cost his team the game when he was picked off first base right before Kratz's homer tied the game. But Lee's mistake set off a chain of events that ended up working out for the Phillies after all (see story).

On a less positive note, Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz are both scheduled to undergo MRIs on Monday. Howard is dealing with a nagging knee issue and Ruiz left Sunday's game in the third inning with a strained hamstring (see story).

Here are a few other leftover notes from Sunday's win:

• Counting the postseason, the Phillies are now 19-6 in their last 25 games against the Reds at Citizens Bank Park.

• Sunday was the club's second walk-off win of the season. The other was on April 6 against Kansas City when Kevin Frandsen hit a bases-loaded double in a 4-3 victory.

• Michael Young started at first base for the first time since Sept. 28, 2012.

• Domonic Brown notched his first stolen base since July 1, 2011.

• Reds starter Homer Bailey extended his scoreless innings streak against the Phillies to 15 on Sunday.

• Jay Bruce homered in the second against Pettibone to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

• Ben Revere tied a single-game career-high with three hits.

The Phillies return to action on Monday night when they kick off a three-game set against the Marlins in Miami. Cole Hamels (1-6, 4.61) will face Alex Sanabia (2-6, 5.00) in the opener.

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