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Topic - Ben Francisco
Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
For all the hype about their pitching, the Philadelphia Phillies have a big hole to fill that another ace can't plug.
When Adam Dunn stepped to the plate for his final at-bat in what might have been his last home game as a member of the Washington Nationals, the crowd of 20,026 gave him a standing ovation.
Placido Polanco and Jayson Werth each drove in a run in the 11th inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a series sweep with a 6-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
"I knew the way the game was going I was probably going to be in there to pinch-hit off a lefty," Francisco said. "Got up there with a runner in scoring position, I was just trying to get a hit up the middle and he left one up and luckily it got out of here."
"All of us are excited to get in there," Francisco said. "We've been sitting for a while, so it's good to get in there and contribute."