Phillies lose 6-2 to Rockies

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ben Revere hit his first career home run, but the excitement was tempered by the Philadelphia Phillies‘ loss.

The postgame feeling likely would have been different, though, had Revere connected four innings earlier.

Wilin Rosario hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa pitched six strong innings to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

Drew Stubbs went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Rockies, who had lost four of five while being outscored 16-0 in their two previous games.

Revere hit his first career homer in his 1,466th at-bat, and Darin Ruf also went deep for the Phillies.

“Would’ve liked to have different circumstances with the home run,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Revere’s one-out homer off left-handed reliever Boone Logan in the seventh just cleared the wall in right to pull Philadelphia within 4-2. Revere pointed skyward after crossing the plate, then grinned while receiving congratulations from Jimmy Rollins before entering a silent dugout. His teammates relented after a minute or so and mobbed the smiling Revere.

“It’s a good feeling,” Revere said. “When I got to second base, I didn’t know what to do. I was trying not to smile but some guys got on me. It was fun. I’ll try to hit 400 more.”

Revere’s smile would have been wider had he homered during his third-inning at-bat when he grounded out with no outs and the bases loaded.

De La Rosa wiggled out of the jam by getting Revere to ground out, Rollins to pop out and Chase Utley to fly out.

“I feel like the game kind of turned right there,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “That was critical.”

Sandberg agreed.

“Came back to haunt us,” Sandberg said. “That’s a big momentum inning for them getting out of it. . There’s just something about getting the job done in that situation.”

Said Revere, “”It’s frustrating, definitely. You try to do so much, but you overdo it and that’s when you make mistakes. You learn from it and move on.”

Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels (1-3) was cruising along until walking consecutive batters with one out in the seventh. After Justin Morneau flied out for the second out, Rosario broke out of a slump by lifting Hamels’ first pitch just over the wall in right to give Colorado a 4-1 lead. He had been 0 for 15 before the homer, his sixth in 10 career games at Citizens Bank Park.

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