Posted: Jul 26, 2010 2:13 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Jul 26, 2010 2:15 PM
Brad Lidge escaped another bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday to complete a four-game sweep.
Backup catcher Brian Schneider's two-run triple sent the Phillies toward their fifth straight win. The two-time NL champions pulled within 4½ games of idle East-leading Atlanta.
The Rockies lost their sixth in a row. Seth Smith hit a two-out, two-run homer off Lidge in the ninth and Colorado went on to load the bases, but Ryan Spilborghs hit a soft comebacker that ended the game.
On Sunday, Lidge struck out Ian Stewart with the bases loaded to preserve a 4-3 victory.