7:05 PM ET, April 23, 2007
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Summary: After a slow start, the Phillies bounced back to top the Astros and grab their first three-gaming winning streak of the season.
• Hero: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff homer to right field, and came up a double shy of the cycle. Rollins first homer put the Phillies on the board, while his triple to deep center tied the game 3-3.
• Did you see that? In the bottom of the seventh, Chase Utley slammed a two-run shot to center field that landed in Asburn Alley, an outdoor entertainment area.
• Figure this: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel won his 400th career game.
• Elias Says: Chris Sampson allowed 14 hits in four innings for the Astros. Only one other pitcher over the last 65 years allowed that many hits in so few innings.
-- ESPN.com news services
Phillies 10, Astros 8
C Ryan Budde, who had been acquired by the Phillies in the winter-meeting draft, was returned to the Los Angeles Angels. Budde began the season on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. ... Each team won a game in the original three-game set. The Astros took the opener 9-6 and the Phillies won the second game 8-5. ... It was the first time two leadoff men homered in the same game since Aug. 17, 2006, when it happened twice on the same day. ... Rowand has an 11-game hitting streak. ... Phillies manager Charlie Manuel won his 400th career game.
Regular Season Series
|1st||C Biggio homered to left center.||1||0|
|1st||J Rollins homered to right.||1||1|
|1st||P Burrell singled to left, S Victorino scored, R Howard to second.||1||2|
|2nd||M Loretta doubled to deep right, B Ausmus and C Sampson scored, C Biggio thrown out at home.||3||2|
|2nd||J Rollins tripled to deep center, A Eaton scored.||3||3|
|2nd||S Victorino grounded out to second, J Rollins scored.||3||4|
|3rd||L Berkman homered to left center.||4||4|
|4th||C Utley grounded into fielder's choice to second, J Rollins scored, S Victorino out at second.||4||5|
|4th||W Helms singled to center, C Utley scored, P Burrell to second.||4||6|
|4th||A Rowand singled to left, P Burrell scored, W Helms out at third.||4||7|
|7th||S Victorino doubled to deep left, A Rowand and J Rollins scored.||4||9|
|7th||C Utley homered to center, S Victorino scored.||4||11|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||32,517 (74.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||76 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jerry Crawford, First Base - Brian Onora, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Adrian Johnson|