Final: Philadelphia Phillies 5, Chicago White Sox 3 ❖ Attendance: 15,630
Chicago, IL — In their last two games, the Philadelphia Phillies (59-68) were outscored by their opponents 18 to 1. Coming into tonight's match, they were hoping to capitalize on the struggles of starter James Shields of the Chicago White Sox (60-65). For the Phillies, righty Jerad Eickhoff pitched quite well. He faced the minimum number of hitters through five innings, but was inexplicably pulled after six innings and only 71 pitches. The bullpen held down the White Sox offense to secure the victory.
Offensively, it was a joint effort. Cesar Hernandez and Tommy Joseph combined for two doubles, two home-runs, two RBI, and three runs scored. Aaron Altherr also contributed with two RBI of his own. All of the Phillies' starters, with the exception of Cameron Rupp and Peter Bourjos, had at least one hit.
WP: Jerad Eickhoff (9-12, 3.87 ERA) ❖ LP: James Shields (5-16, 5.98 ERA) ❖ SV: Jeanmar Gomez (34)