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Recap: Rockies 3, Phillies 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Date: August 21, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rafael Betancourt couldn't keep the ball down - or hold a lead in the ninth.

Michael Young hit the winning single with one out in the ninth inning after Carlos Ruiz tied the game with a double, pushing the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Wednesday night.

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``I threw one good pitch,' Betancourt said. ``If you miss up against those hitters, then there are going to do that. Everything was up in the strike zone and middle in especially to right handers and in that situation they are going to be looking for fastballs.'

Erik Kratz opened the ninth with a double off Betancourt (2-4). Pinch runner Casper Wells advanced to third on a grounder and scored the tying run on Ruiz's pinch-hit double to left. Jimmy Rollins was walked intentionally and Young followed with the winning single to left.

Jake Diekman (1-3) tossed a scoreless ninth for the win. Betancourt is 16 of 18 in save opportunities.

The Phillies stormed out of the dugout and mobbed Young in their biggest celebration yet in six games under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.

``We battled right to the end,' Sandberg said.

Nolan Arenado's two-out single in the eighth inning had put Colorado up 3-2. Arenado made a game-saving stop at third base in Colorado's 5-3 win on Tuesday. One game later, he poked an opposite field single to right off reliever Justin De Fratus.

Betancourt just couldn't make it stand.

``I'd take Rafi with a one-run lead every time,' Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Ruiz hustled home for the winning run for one of his few bright spots in a down season for the former All-Star catcher. Ruiz, who has only three homers and 16 RBIs, was suspended the first 25 games for using a banned amphetamine.

``With everything that happened, it was tough for me,' he said. ``But that's no excuse. I'm just trying to do my best and help the team win.'

Wilin Rosario homered for Colorado. Chase Utley went deep for the Phillies.

De Fratus hit Charlie Blackmon to open the eighth. Michael Cuddyer hit a one-out single and Arenado made it 3-2 after his run-scoring single.

After losing three of four at Baltimore, the Rockies have dropped two of three so far in the four-game series against the Phillies.

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio allowed two runs - one earned - in 5 2-3 innings and worked out of several jams to keep it close.

``He stayed away from the big inning that was getting him the first time he was up,' Weiss said. ``When it starts to slip away, he's been able to close out the inning and not let it get away from him.'

Phillies starter Cliff Lee remained winless since July 5 and is 0-4 with two no-decisions since beating Atlanta. He kept the Phillies in this one, striking out six and walking none over seven innings.

The Phillies blew several opportunities to help out Lee and bust the game open.

They stranded runners on second and third when Lee struck out swinging to end the second. They scored only one run after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth. Young grounded into a double play to score one run and make it 2-2. Utley fouled out to end the inning.

Nicasio was chased with runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth. Wilton Lopez fanned John Mayberry Jr. on a check swing to escape the jam.

They had some timely hitting in the first when Utley's 16th homer of the season staked Lee to a 1-0 lead.

Rosario tied it 1-all on a solo shot to right in the second that extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Dexter Fowler ripped an RBI single to left later in the inning for a 2-1 lead, but Domonic Brown threw out Jordan Pacheco at home to end the inning.

NOTES: Phillies RHP Roy Halladay (shoulder) is set to make his third rehab start Sunday with Double-A Reading. Halladay also clarified some remarks he made after Tuesday's rehab start that made it seem like he endorsed the move to fire Charlie Manuel and replace him with Sandberg. ``I have a lot of respect for Charlie. There were some articles put out that offended me and, I'm sure, offended Charlie. And I called him today and talked to him about it,' Halladay said. ... The Phillies signed free-agent OF Roger Bernadina and optioned Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... The Rockies send RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 5.30 ERA) to the mound Thursday against RHP Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.36) in the finale of the four-game series.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rockies at Phillies
Mon, Aug 19 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Rockies at Phillies
Tue, Aug 20 Final 5 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Rockies at Phillies
Wed, Aug 21 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Rockies at Phillies
Thu, Aug 22 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  +165   -145   7.5 
 PHI  -175   +125   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  +158   -140   7.5 
 PHI  -178   +120   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  29%   14%   59% 
 PHI  71%   86%   41% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 5 Cover: +100 
 PHI 3 Under: 8 
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 Aug 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 4 Under: 9 
 PHI 5 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 2 Under: 7 
 COL 5 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 5 Over: 15 
 COL 10 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 8 Cover: +115 
 COL 7 Over: 15 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Aug 21
 
    Braves at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Pirates at Padres
6:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Angels
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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