June 17, 2024

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Ezequiel Tovar lifts Rockies to thrilling 3-2, 11-inning win over Phillies

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Heroes have been hard to find for the Rockies, but Friday night, there were plenty of them in LoDo.

Shortstop Ezequiel Tovar ripped an RBI single down the left-field line off Phillies left-hander Gregory Soto to score Brenton Doyle from third to lift Colorado to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the mighty Phillies.

In the ninth, trailing 2-1 and down to their final out, pinch-hitter Jacob Stallings ripped a 427-foot homer off Phillies closer Jose Alvarado to tie the game, 2-2. Stallings ambushed Alvarado’s first pitch, a 97 mph sinker, to send the game into extra innings.

And Colorado’s much-maligned relief corps came through big time.

Reliever Nick Mears found himself against the ropes in the 10th. A one-out walk by Whit Merrifield, followed by a bloop single to center by pinch-hitter…

Patrick Saunders

2024-05-24 21:50:24

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