Utley’s Homer Helps Phils Walk-Off in 14 Innings
(PHILADELPHIA) -- An error by Jeff Baker in the bottom of the seventh allowed Philadelphia to tie things up before Chase Utley launched a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 14th giving the Philles a 5-3 win over Miami on Thursday night.
Philadelphia (36-42) did not lead until Utley's blast as the Marlins (39-40) got home runs from three different players. Jerrod Saltalamacchia opened the scoring with a solo shot in the third before Giancarlo Stanton made it a 2-0 lead with a homer of his own in the fourth.
The Phillies slowly chipped away, scoring runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. It was an Utley single in the fifth that tied things up for Philadelphia. After Marcell Ozuna broke the tie with a homer in the top of the seventh, Baker's error allowed Dominic Brown to score the tying run again.
It remained 3-3 for the next six innings, but not without some chances. The Marlins put the go-ahead run on base in every inning except the 13th, loading the bases in the eighth. However, Philadelphia's bullpen held strong and were rewarded by Utley's heroics.
After Rollins reached on an infield single to open the bottom of the 14th, Utley hammered a pitch to right, sending the hometown fans home happy. It was the sixth homer of the year for Utley.
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