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Phillies win ninth straight

May 10, 2006

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— Pinch-hitter David Dellucci hit a two-out triple in the ninth and then scored on pitcher Aaron Heilman's wild throw down the first-base line to give the Philadelphia Phillies their ninth straight victory, 5-4 over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Heilman (0-1) retired the first two batters, but Dellucci, hitting for the pitcher, lofted a triple that landed just inside the right-field foul line. Jimmy Rollins was hit by a pitch and Chase Utley walked to load the bases for Bobby Abreu.

Abreu tapped the ball in front of the plate, and Heilman's throw to first base sailed down the line, allowing Dellucci to score for the emotional win.

The last time Philadelphia won nine in a row was a 13-game streak in 1991.

Tom Gordon (2-1) blew his first save of the year in the ninth and wasted a strong eight-inning outing from Brett Myers. With the Phillies leading 4-2, Gordon allowed a single, then Carlos Delgado's tying two-run homer, his 12th.

Gordon was 10-for-10 in save opportunities, and Delgado was 2-for-30 against the closer.

Gordon then put runners on second and third, but struck out Kaz Matsui to end the inning.

Brewers 5, Padres 4 (10)

San Diego - Corey Koskie doubled in the go-ahead run off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the 10th inning, and Milwaukee ended San Diego's nine-game winning streak.

Braves 10, Marlins 2

Miami - Brian Jordan hit a three-run homer, and John Thomson pitched five innings for his first win of the season in Atlanta's victory over Florida, which tied a franchise record with its 11th consecutive home loss. Thomson (1-2) lowered his earned-run average to 1.88.

Dodgers 12, Astros 7

Los Angeles - Jeff Kent hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs to lift Los Angeles over Houston for its fourth straight win.

Cardinals 4, Rockies 2

St. Louis - Albert Pujols' major-league-leading 17th home run, a three-run shot off Jose Mesa in the eighth inning, gave St. Louis a victory over Colorado. Pujols' blast came one inning after Colorado's Matt Holliday hit his third homer in two games to snap a 1-all tie.

Pirates 3, Diamondbacks 0

Pittsburgh - Ian Snell, finally pitching like the top prospect he is supposed to be, limited Arizona to five hits over seven innings, and Ronny Paulino hit his first career home run.

Nationals 7, Reds 1

Cincinnati - Tony Armas Jr. pitched into the seventh inning, and Jose Guillen hit two home runs. Ryan Zimmerman, Alfonso Soriano and Matthew LeCroy added solo drives for Washington.

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