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May 11, 2010 8:07 AM

4-run ninth keys Phillies win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Ruiz had four hits, including a homer in the sixth inning and a tiebreaking single off Manny Corpas in the ninth that sent the Philadelphia Phillies past the mistake-prone Colorado Rockies 9-5 Monday night.

Ruiz's third single scored Ryan Howard from second. Howard was plunked by an 0-2 fastball from Corpas leading off the ninth and went to second one out later on a wild pitch by Corpas.

Pinch-hitter Ross Gload then sent a 3-1 delivery from Corpas into the bullpen beyond the right-field wall for a three-run homer that made it 9-5 and sent the shivering crowd streaming to the exits.

The four-run rally off Corpas (1-2) made a winner of Danys Baez (1-1), who threw a scoreless eighth. Jose Contreras got the final three outs.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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