Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Phillies 10, Reds 4

PHILADELPHIA — Pitcher Cliff Lee drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double and a single, and worked eight effective innings, leading the Phillies to a 10-4 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon.

"He has a strong swing," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "When you can swing the bat, it means a lot. You can really help yourself."

Lee helped himself in the series finale after Wednesday's 19-inning game that ended at 1:19 a.m., after 600 total pitches.

Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer for the Phillies, who took three of four from the Reds.

With the score tied at 4, the Phillies loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth against Daryl Thompson. After a walk, Lee huddled briefly with Manuel to discuss a strategy that went something like "get a hit."

Lee hit a first-pitch ground-rule double that bounced over the fence in center.

"First-pitch fastball," Lee said. "I was looking for something out over the plate that I could put a good swing on."

An inning later, Lee hit an RBI single, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to drive in three runs since Cory Lidle on Sept. 4, 2004, against the Mets.

Phillies 10

Reds 4

Phillies 10, Reds 4 05/26/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:27pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. The people you meet along O.J. Howard Lane


    OJ Howard (far right) is seen in a photo from his adolescent years at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Prattville, Ala., on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Howard served as an usher in addition to attending regular services at this church.
  2. Lightning opens day two of draft by taking Russian forwards


    After taking a big, right-shot defenseman in the first round, the Lightning's second day of the NHL Draft was headlined by a couple skilled Russian forwards.

  3. Kids still playing for all the marbles — literally

    Human Interest

    In this world of pompous athletes, overbearing coaches, money-grubbing owners and a win-at-all-costs mindset, it's easy to become jaded.

    Eli Murphy, right, leans in to give Sierra Ricci the traditional king and queen kiss at the National Marbles Championship in Wildwood, N.J. Both of Allegheny County Pa., they won the girls and boys championship of the 94th annual National Marbles Tournament. [Associated Press]
  4. Lightning takes defenseman Cal Foote with top pick in draft

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote said his son Cal lived in the locker room.

    Cal Foote, second from left, is welcomed to the Lightning by GM Steve Yzerman, far left.