Tabata drove in both Pirate runs
It took twelve innings. It was dominated by pitching. In the end, Pittsburgh prevailed 2-1 in a contest that saw only 21 baserunners combined between the two teams.
Through five innings, each club had only one hit. The Phillies best chance to score was in the first. Jimmy Rollins singled and stole second. With two outs, Ryan Howard was plunked. But Jeff Karstens induced an inning ending fielder's choice grounder from Shane Victorino (fresh off the disabled list) to retire the side. Including the Victorino out, Karstens retired the next 13 Philadelphia hitters.
Cole Hamels led off the sixth with a single. Jimmy Rollins connected for his second single of the day. But Placido Polanco lined Josh Harrison, who flipped to Neil Walker to double Hamels off...
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