Posted: Oct 8, 2009 5:37 PM by AP
Updated: Oct 8, 2009 5:37 PM
Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday to even their NL playoff series at 1.
Hamels, the World Series and NLCS MVP last year, looked nothing like the guy who was so dominant during Philadelphia's championship run last October. The left-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. He didn't stick around after departing, rushing off to be with his wife, Heidi, who was delivering the couple's first child.
Huston Street pitched out of trouble in the ninth to secure the win for Colorado. He retired Shane Victorino on a soft liner to second to leave the tying run - Game 1 winner Cliff Lee - at second base.
Game 3 of the 5-game series is in Denver on Saturday night.