Phillies Top D-backs 5-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 12:27 AM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies' Shane Victorino (8) and Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson lie on the ground after coliding at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game.    (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – Chase Utley singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Arizona twice blew late-inning leads Wednesday night when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 5-4. Conor Jackson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double that put Arizona up 4-3 in the seventh.

Unfortunately Jackson left the game after a nasty head-to-head collision with the Phillies' Shane Victorino in the eighth. Reliever Chad Qualls struck out Victorino, but the ball got away from catcher Chris Snyder for a passed ball. Snyder retrieved it and threw to the left of the first baseman Jackson. The ball arrived just as Victorino did, and the runner's helmet slammed into Jackson's face.