Joe Blanton threw seven effective innings, Jimmy Rollins homered for the fourth time in five games and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Monday night.
Andrew McCutchen capped a Pittsburgh rally with a single off the wall in center with two outs in the ninth to lift the Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Sunday, their second walkoff win against the Phillies in less than 24 hours.
I was in Pittsburgh yesterday for the Phillies opener in front of a record crowd at PNC Park. It was a record crowd in large part thanks to Phillies fans who made the trip.
Opening day is like a national holiday for Phillies fans. So they were sure to adjust their work schedules to make sure they got to watch today’s season opening win in Pittsburgh.
The Phillies may have opened their season on the road on Thursday, but in many respects they should’ve felt right at home in Pittsburgh.
After the way last season ended, with Ryan Howard in a crumpled heap in the Division Series, Phillies fans have been eagerly awaiting 2012.
Jimmy Rollins drove in two runs, Freddy Galvis hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and the Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Monday night in their first of two exhibition games back home
Cole Hamels pitched four-hit ball into the fourth inning and Luis Montanez homered in the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Telford, Pa. native Erik Kratz on Friday got the call to serve as the Phillies’ third catcher for the remainder of the regular season.
The Phillies have made a roster move, acquiring left-handed hitting outfielder John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Raul Ibanez homered twice and hit the game-winning double in the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Roy Halladay pitched seven effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-high four-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins left Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning with a bruised right knee.
Jose Tabata hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a game without an extra-base hit.
Vance Worley struck out five while pitching into the fourth inning and the Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 in a split-squad game on Saturday.