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September 24, 2009 | Associated Press
at Florida 7, Philadelphia 6: Pinch-hitter Brett Carroll capped a two-run rally against closer Brad Lidge in the ninth inning with an RBI single, as Lidge (0-8) blew his major league-leading 11th save opportunity. at Milwaukee 3, Chicago 2: Prince Fielder hit his 42nd homer to give him a majors-best 131 runs batted in and rookie Chris Narveson struck out 10 for his first win as a starter. San Diego 6, at Colorado 3: Will Venable homered and tied a career high by driving in four runs as the Padres ended the Rockies' eight-game home winning streak.
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December 14, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
The Philadelphia Phillies' 2011 World Series championship T-shirts are not yet on sale. Crush the New York Yankees in free agency, though, and you're entitled to crow a little bit. Cliff Lee agreed to sign with the Phillies on Monday, and closer Brad Lidge was all but hawking World Series tickets Tuesday. When Cole Hamels is your No. 4 starter, behind Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Lee, dream big. "I just keep thinking about how many wins we're going to get in the regular season," Lidge told mlb.com, "and how dominant those guys will be in the postseason.
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April 19, 2009 | Associated Press
San Diego 8, at Philadelphia 5: Brad Lidge blew his first save in 54 opportunities, giving up four ninth-inning runs, including a three-run homer to Kevin Kouzmanoff. Heath Bell earned his seventh save for the 9-3 Padres. at New York 1, Milwaukee 0: Johan Santana breezed through seven innings in his first start at Citi Field, and the Mets scratched out an unearned run in the seventh.
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April 30, 2010 | Wire reports
The Oakland Athletics put catcher Kurt Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained muscle in his side, and optioned outfielder Matt Carson to triple A. Suzuki was put on the disabled list retroactive to April 24. Left-hander Trevor Cahill was added to the roster to start against the Blue Jays on Friday, in place of left-hander Brett Anderson (elbow), and catcher Josh Donaldson's contract was purchased from triple A. Pitcher Joey Devine (right elbow)
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May 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Carlos Ruiz hit a two-out, run-scoring double in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame another blown save opportunity by Brad Lidge to defeat the New York Yankees, 4-3. Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each drove in a run for the Phillies. The Phillies were 8-2 on their three-city, 10-day trip and improved to a major league-best 16-6 on the road. Clay Condrey (4-0), the Phillies' sixth pitcher, worked two scoreless innings.
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November 2, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN, ON BASEBALL
These can be the saddest of possible words: One strike away. Defeat found Brad Lidge one more time this season, perhaps for the last time. He was baseball's perfect closer last year. A generation of Philadelphia fans had lived for the moment when Lidge dropped to his knees last fall, when the Phillies had become World Series champions for the first time in 28 years. The Phillies had been one strike away. Lidge got that strike, and bedlam reigned. The Phillies were one strike away Sunday night, not from winning the World Series but from heading to the bottom of the ninth with the score tied.
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September 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Cole Hamels took a perfect game into the sixth inning, masterfully using his changeup while matching a season high with 10 strikeouts and leading the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Hamels (10-9) gave up one run and five hits in eight innings. He even chipped in with an opposite-field RBI single to help the NL East-leading Phillies win their fifth straight game. Brad Lidge got his 30th save in 40 chances. -- associated press
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August 26, 2009 | Associated Press
San Diego 2, at Atlanta 1 (12 innings): David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley. at Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer off closer Brad Lidge. at St. Louis 1, Houston 0: Adam Wainwright became the league's first 15-game winner. Cincinnati 8, at Milwaukee 6 (13 innings): Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Reds the win. at San Francisco 5, Arizona 4: Travis Ishikawa hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning.
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July 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA -- A pregame team meeting didn't help the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost for the fifth time in seven games since the All-Star break. Jair Jurrjens (10-5) pitched eight scoreless innings and Brian McCann hit two homers, including a grand slam, to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Phillies, 8-2, Friday night. Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel said that "hopefully some of the things we talked about will be good for us" even if they didn't win. McCann's second homer came off Brad Lidge during a seven-run ninth.
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April 30, 2010 | Wire reports
The Oakland Athletics put catcher Kurt Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained muscle in his side, and optioned outfielder Matt Carson to triple A. Suzuki was put on the disabled list retroactive to April 24. Left-hander Trevor Cahill was added to the roster to start against the Blue Jays on Friday, in place of left-hander Brett Anderson (elbow), and catcher Josh Donaldson's contract was purchased from triple A. Pitcher Joey Devine (right elbow)
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November 2, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN, ON BASEBALL
These can be the saddest of possible words: One strike away. Defeat found Brad Lidge one more time this season, perhaps for the last time. He was baseball's perfect closer last year. A generation of Philadelphia fans had lived for the moment when Lidge dropped to his knees last fall, when the Phillies had become World Series champions for the first time in 28 years. The Phillies had been one strike away. Lidge got that strike, and bedlam reigned. The Phillies were one strike away Sunday night, not from winning the World Series but from heading to the bottom of the ninth with the score tied.
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October 22, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Ryan Howard took measures to protect his eyes, donning a pair of goggles in the Philadelphia clubhouse. He never imagined he would have to worry about his underwear. But there was Pedro Martinez , pouring beer on a pair of the slugger's shorts that dangled from a coat hanger Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. "I don't think I've ever played on a team that's been so fun," Howard said after the Phillies eliminated the Dodgers from the National League Championship Series with a 10-4 victory in Game 5. "It's one of the funnest teams I've played on."
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September 24, 2009 | Associated Press
at Florida 7, Philadelphia 6: Pinch-hitter Brett Carroll capped a two-run rally against closer Brad Lidge in the ninth inning with an RBI single, as Lidge (0-8) blew his major league-leading 11th save opportunity. at Milwaukee 3, Chicago 2: Prince Fielder hit his 42nd homer to give him a majors-best 131 runs batted in and rookie Chris Narveson struck out 10 for his first win as a starter. San Diego 6, at Colorado 3: Will Venable homered and tied a career high by driving in four runs as the Padres ended the Rockies' eight-game home winning streak.
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September 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Cole Hamels took a perfect game into the sixth inning, masterfully using his changeup while matching a season high with 10 strikeouts and leading the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Hamels (10-9) gave up one run and five hits in eight innings. He even chipped in with an opposite-field RBI single to help the NL East-leading Phillies win their fifth straight game. Brad Lidge got his 30th save in 40 chances. -- associated press
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August 26, 2009 | Associated Press
San Diego 2, at Atlanta 1 (12 innings): David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley. at Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer off closer Brad Lidge. at St. Louis 1, Houston 0: Adam Wainwright became the league's first 15-game winner. Cincinnati 8, at Milwaukee 6 (13 innings): Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Reds the win. at San Francisco 5, Arizona 4: Travis Ishikawa hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning.
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June 6, 2009 | JIM PELTZ
The Dodgers refused to go quietly into the night for a second consecutive game. After being largely shut down by veteran Philadelphia starter Jamie Moyer on Friday, the Dodgers staged a two-out rally in the ninth inning to clip the Phillies, 4-3, at Dodger Stadium. Andre Ethier hit the game winner, a double to right field, with the bases loaded as Phillies reliever Brad Lidge (0-3) blew his fifth save of the year.
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September 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Most recent no-hitters Team by team AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore -- Bob Milacki (6 innings), Mike Flanagan (1), Mark Williamson (1) and Gregg Olson (1) vs. Oakland, 2-0, July 13, 1991. Boston -- Jon Lester vs. Kansas City, 7-0, May 19, 2008. Chicago -- Mark Buehrle vs. Texas, 6-0, April 18, 2007. Cleveland -- x-Len Barker vs. Toronto, 3-0, May 15, 1981. Detroit -- Justin Verlander vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4-0, June 12, 2007. Kansas City -- Bret Saberhagen vs. Chicago White Sox, 7-0, Aug. 26, 1991.
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October 22, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Ryan Howard took measures to protect his eyes, donning a pair of goggles in the Philadelphia clubhouse. He never imagined he would have to worry about his underwear. But there was Pedro Martinez , pouring beer on a pair of the slugger's shorts that dangled from a coat hanger Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. "I don't think I've ever played on a team that's been so fun," Howard said after the Phillies eliminated the Dodgers from the National League Championship Series with a 10-4 victory in Game 5. "It's one of the funnest teams I've played on."
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May 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Carlos Ruiz hit a two-out, run-scoring double in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame another blown save opportunity by Brad Lidge to defeat the New York Yankees, 4-3. Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each drove in a run for the Phillies. The Phillies were 8-2 on their three-city, 10-day trip and improved to a major league-best 16-6 on the road. Clay Condrey (4-0), the Phillies' sixth pitcher, worked two scoreless innings.
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May 24, 2009 | Associated Press
at New York Yankees 5, Philadelphia 4: Alex Rodriguez hit a tying homer off Brad Lidge in the ninth and Melky Cabrera won it with an RBI single. Texas 6, at Houston 3: The Rangers have won two straight in the Lone Star series. Nelson Cruz homered twice. at St. Louis 5, Kansas City 0: Kyle Lohse threw eight innings of four-hit ball. St. Louis won its fifth straight. at Chicago White Sox 4, Pittsburgh 0: Clayton Richard struck out eight in six innings for the White Sox.
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