Pat Burrell's 3-Run Double Sends Phillies Past Rockies

Philly knocks around Colorado closer corpas
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 12:06 AM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies' Pat Burrell watches his three-run double off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Manuel Corpas during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver, Tuesday, April 22, 2008.   (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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(Newser) – Pat Burrell's bases-clearing double off Manny Corpas in the ninth inning sent the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-6 win Tuesday night over the Colorado Rockies. Corpas (0-1) was two outs away from the save when Burrell sent a 2-2 fastball past diving center fielder Willy Taveras in the gap in left-center. That made a winner of Ryan Madson (1-0), who threw a scoreless eighth.

 Brad Lidge struck out two of the three batters he faced for his fourth save in as many chances. It was the third straight game the Rockies lost when leading after seven innings. Garrett Atkins had staked Colorado to a 6-4 lead when he sent Brett Myers' 100th pitch into the left-field seats for a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh.