Phils’ late rally capped by Ruf’s walkoff
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Darin Ruf hit a walkoff single with one out in the ninth inning after Maikel Franco tied it in the eighth with a two-run homer to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a rare late-inning comeback victory, 5-4 over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Odubel Herrera led off the ninth against Tony Cingrani (0-2) with an opposite-field double to left. Herrera went to third on Carlos Ruiz's sacrifice bunt and scored on Ruf's single to right.
Jonathan Papelbon (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two, to earn the victory.
The Phillies looked headed to their eighth straight loss before scoring two runs with two outs in the eighth.
Philadelphia improved to 2-30 when trailing after seven innings.
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