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August 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Ben Francisco led off the 12th inning with a home run against closer Kevin Gregg and Philadelphia defeated Chicago, 4-3, Tuesday despite getting only three hits. Jimmy Rollins hit a home run for the Phillies, who won for only the fourth time in 12 games and stayed 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Florida in the National League East. The Cubs have lost five of six games. Francisco, acquired from Cleveland in the July 29 trade that included left-hander Cliff Lee, lined a 1-and-1 pitch from Gregg (4-4)
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September 6, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss which Major League Baseball team will be sitting out this postseason despite having a star-laden roster. Check back throughout the day for their responses and feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune A long time ago, the Dodgers were one of the best stories in the majors. They didn't know who was going to be their owner, but they had the best player in the National League, Matt Kemp, and the reigning Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw, and started the season 30-13, rolling to a seven-game lead in their division.
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September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Philadelphia 6, at Milwaukee 5: Jimmy Rollins hit a home run and the Phillies cut their magic number to three to win the NL East. Atlanta 6, at Washington 3 (10 innings): Atlanta stayed 2 1/2 games behind Colorado in the NL wild-card race. New York 4, at Florida 0: The shutout was the first complete game for Pat Misch (2-4) in his career. at Houston 3, Cincinnati 2: Humberto Quintero hit a home run for Houston. at San Francisco 5, Chicago 1: Matt Cain (14-7)
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September 30, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Game 1: Saturday, 2 p.m., TBS St. Louis (RHP Kyle Lohse, 14-8, 3.39) at Philadelphia (RHP Roy Halladay, 19-6, 2.35) Game 2: Sunday, 5 p.m., TBS St.. Louis (RHP Chris Carpenter, 11-9, 3.45) at Philadelphia (LHP Cliff Lee, 17-8, 2.40) Game 3: Tuesday, TBA Philadelphia (LHP Cole Hamels, 14-9, 2.79) at St. Louis (LHP Jaime Garcia, 13-7, 3.56) Game 4: Wednesday, TBA* Philadelphia (RHP Roy Oswalt, 9-10, 3.69) at St. Louis (RHP Edwin Jackson, 12-9, 3.79)
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October 17, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Jimmy Rollins was in a rut. Calf and hamstring problems limited the former National League most valuable player to 88 games in the regular season. He was 1 for 15 in the postseason. But the San Francisco Giants got him started. Jonathan Sanchez helped him drive in his first run of the postseason by walking him with the bases loaded. Third baseman Mike Fontenot gifted him a hit by letting a popup plop to the field in front of the pitching mound. Then, Rollins drove a down-the-middle fastball by Ramon Ramirez to the top of the wall in right-center field for a bases-clearing double that blew open the game and sent the Philadelphia Phillies on their way to a 6-1 victory on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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March 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Baseball looked more like America's national pastime Sunday night. The United States avoided elimination from the World Baseball Classic, beating the Netherlands, 9-3, in front of 11,059 at Dolphin Stadium to ease the sting of a drubbing against Puerto Rico the night before. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove in four runs with a home run, triple and sacrifice fly, and second baseman Brian Roberts was three for three with two walks, two runs and two runs batted in.
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July 6, 2009 | Associated Press
at Philadelphia 2, New York 0: Joe Blanton pitched four-hit ball for 7 1/3 innings and Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered off of Johan Santana, helping the Phillies complete a three-game sweep of their NL East rival. The defending World Series champions pushed the third-place Mets four games back in the NL East, handing them their eighth loss in 11 games. Houston 7, at San Francisco 1: Roy Oswalt (5-4) pitched eight solid innings for the Astros.
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October 20, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
Once Game 4 of the National League Championship Series turned into a battle of bullpens, the Dodgers had to like their chances. But against one of the most airtight closers in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for an improbable 5-4 victory tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Jimmy Rollins' two-run double into the gap in right-center field off Jonathan Broxton drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth inning to give the Phillies a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
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March 30, 2008 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Rollins called his shot last year. He proclaimed his Phillies as the team to beat, even though they had not won the division in 14 years. Talk about walking the walk: The Phillies won the NL East, and Rollins took home the MVP as a shortstop with 30 home runs, 20 triples, 38 doubles, 41 stolen bases and 212 hits.
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April 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jimmy Rollins opened his mouth, making him a target for New York Mets fans. After boasting about his team in spring training, Philadelphia's All-Star shortstop made a key error in the eighth inning and the Mets rallied for seven runs in the eighth inning to win their home opener, 11-5, Monday. "We talked. Now we've got to back it up," said Manager Charlie Manuel, whose team dropped to 1-6.
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October 17, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Philadelphia The stop sign was up, but Roy Oswalt ran through it. "I kind of threw my hands up on the top of my head, like, 'Oh, no,' " said third base coach Sam Perlozzo, who signaled for Oswalt to not run home. But Oswalt made it, scoring the first of the Philadelphia Phillies' four runs in a decisive seventh inning that put them on their way to a 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
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October 17, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Jimmy Rollins was in a rut. Calf and hamstring problems limited the former National League most valuable player to 88 games in the regular season. He was 1 for 15 in the postseason. But the San Francisco Giants got him started. Jonathan Sanchez helped him drive in his first run of the postseason by walking him with the bases loaded. Third baseman Mike Fontenot gifted him a hit by letting a popup plop to the field in front of the pitching mound. Then, Rollins drove a down-the-middle fastball by Ramon Ramirez to the top of the wall in right-center field for a bases-clearing double that blew open the game and sent the Philadelphia Phillies on their way to a 6-1 victory on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NLCS.
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September 2, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw struck out five Philadelphia Phillies in the first two innings, struck out 11 overall and struck out the side three times in his six innings of work. But all the 22-year-old left-hander had to show for it Wednesday afternoon was his fourth career loss without a victory against the defending National League champions as the Dodgers' hopes for a playoff berth dimmed even further. That's because Kershaw also gave up early solo home runs to Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino which, combined with no-hit pitching by Roy Oswalt (10-13)
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April 14, 2010
Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies' three-time All-Star shortstop, went on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf. "It's unfortunate," Rollins said before Wednesday night's game against the Washington Nationals. "From Monday to today, it's much better. I thought it was torn." Rollins, the 2007 NL MVP, was injured during warmups before Monday's game against the Nationals. The 31-year-old leadoff hitter was off to a hot start, hitting .
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October 21, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Jonathan Broxton was a man of few words Tuesday. He said that the two-out, two-run walk-off double he gave up to Jimmy Rollins the previous night was in the past. He said he hadn't watched video of the play and had no intention of doing so. But Manager Joe Torre , who spoke with Broxton on Monday night and again Tuesday, said he believed his All-Star closer would recover from the shock of blowing a save on a night the Dodgers could have tied the National League Championship Series at 2-2. "I think he's all right," said Torre, adding that he told Broxton that if there is a save situation in Game 5 tonight, he would get the ball.
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October 20, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Three games, three shaky throws for Chase Utley . The Philadelphia Phillies second baseman was saved Sunday night by first baseman Ryan Howard , who scooped his fourth-inning throw in the dirt to retire the Dodgers' Andre Ethier during the Phillies' 11-0 victory in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park. But Utley wasn't as fortunate in the eighth inning of Game 2, when he sailed a throw past Howard on a potential double-play grounder to open the door for two late Dodgers runs and a 2-1 Phillies defeat.
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September 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA -- Jayson Werth hit a three-run home run, Jimmy Rollins had three hits and three steals, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins, 8-6, Monday night. The Phillies closed to within 1 1/2 games of the National League East-leading New York Mets. Joe Blanton (2-0) pitched five shaky innings to earn his first win since Aug. 2. Brad Lidge finished for his 35th save in as many chances. Werth drove reliever Joe Nelson's first pitch off the brick batter's eye in straightaway center field to put the Phillies ahead, 8-4, in the seventh inning.
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August 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Mixing speeds and pitches and keeping hitters guessing, Pedro Martinez made a successful return to the majors Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies gave their 37-year-old newcomer plenty of support, battering the Cubs, 12-5. Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez homered as the World Series champions sent Chicago to its fourth consecutive loss. Martinez (1-0) gave up seven hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts during a five-inning stint that saw him throw 99 pitches.
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October 20, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
Once Game 4 of the National League Championship Series turned into a battle of bullpens, the Dodgers had to like their chances. But against one of the most airtight closers in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for an improbable 5-4 victory tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Jimmy Rollins' two-run double into the gap in right-center field off Jonathan Broxton drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth inning to give the Phillies a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
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September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Philadelphia 6, at Milwaukee 5: Jimmy Rollins hit a home run and the Phillies cut their magic number to three to win the NL East. Atlanta 6, at Washington 3 (10 innings): Atlanta stayed 2 1/2 games behind Colorado in the NL wild-card race. New York 4, at Florida 0: The shutout was the first complete game for Pat Misch (2-4) in his career. at Houston 3, Cincinnati 2: Humberto Quintero hit a home run for Houston. at San Francisco 5, Chicago 1: Matt Cain (14-7)
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