Team W-L R R/G NL Rank R OPS (NL) SB CS
               
ARI 46-46 402 4.37 11 728 (12) 29 16
PHI 50-43 465 5.00 2 774 (2) 78 9

Team W-L RA RA/G NL Rank RA Starter ERA Pen ERA
             
ARI 46-46 400 4.35 5 3.96 (2) 3.73 (5)
PHI 50-43 385 4.14 3 4.40 (10) 2.71 (1)

So Taguchi made sure his first hit since June 13 was a big one. With the Phils and Snakes knotted at 5-5 last night, Taguchi led off the twelfth with a single into left and stormed around to score the winning run on a single by Werth three batters later.

Second hit for Taguchi since May 30.

The Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, winning 6-5 in 12 innings to improve to 51-43 on the season.

Kyle Kendrick got the start for the Phillies and went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. Three of the hits went for extra-bases, all doubles. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.

Orlando Hudson and Conor Jackson singled back-to-back with two outs in the first. Kendrick got Chad Tracy to fly to center for the third out.

1-2-3 second.

Stephen Drew singled with two down in the third. Hudson grounded to second for the third out.

Kendrick threw a 1-2-3 fourth.

Miguel Montero started the fifth with a double. Alex Romero flew to right for the first out before the pitcher Doug Davis moved Montero to third with a ground ball to second for the second out. Kendrick struck Augie Ojeda out to leave Montero stranded.

Hudson singled with one out in the sixth and stole second. Jackson hit a 3-1 pitch out in front of the plate and Ruiz threw him out at first with Hudson going to third with two down. Tracy was next and he dumped a 1-0 pitch just inside the left field line for a single that scored Hudson and tied the game at 1-1. Chris Young flew to right for the third out.

Kendrick started the seventh with a 3-1 lead having thrown just 76 pitches. Montero led off with a single and moved to third when Romero followed with a double that moved Montero to third. Switch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio hit for the pitcher Davis and slapped a 1-0 pitch down the third base line and passed Feliz. Burrell was on it quick but Romero slid in just ahead of the high relay from Feliz, tying the game at 3-3. Bonifacio went to second on the play at the plate. Ojeda bunted Bonifacio to third for the first out of the inning. Swindle came in to pitch to the lefty Drew. Swindle got ahead of him 0-2 before Drew singled into right. Bonifacio scored and it was 4-3. Durbin came in to pitch and struck out Hudson and got Jackson to pop to Coste for the third out.

Things fell apart quickly for Kendrick, despite how few pitches he had thrown coming into the inning. He faced four batters in the inning, allowing two doubles and a single. He got one out that the Snakes gave him on a bunt.

Montero singled with two outs in the eighth with Durbin still on the mound. Romero was next and drove a ball to center. Victorino raced to the wall and raised his glove over the wall. He didn’t catch it — it went off the heel of his glove and back onto the field. Montero scored to make it 5-3, but the relay from Rollins got Romero at third to set the Diamondbacks down.

Lidge started the ninth with the game tied at 5-5. Pinch-hitter Chris Burke led off with a walk. Lidge got the next two with Burke moving to second on a ground ball for the second out. With Hudson at the plate a wild pitch moved Burke to third, but Lidge got Hudson swinging at a 3-2 pitch to leave Burke stranded.

Condrey started the tenth. Tracy doubled with one out and went to third when Young followed with a ground ball back to the pitcher. Romero came in to pitch to the lefty Montero and got him to ground to first for the third out.

Romero pitched the eleventh. With one out he struck Mark Reynolds out swinging at a ball in the dirt that went off Coste’s shin guard and got away from the catcher. Reynolds was safe at first. Ojeda flew to center for the second out before Reynolds stole second. Romero struck Drew out to set Arizona down.

Seanez threw a 1-2-3 twelfth.

The pen went 5 2/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Swindle allowed a run that was charged to Kendrick. Lidge threw 24 pitches, Durbin 22 and Romero 15. Everybody else was ten or less. Second day in a row for Romero. Lidge has thrown a ton of pitches this month — 135 through 11 days. Even with the All-Star break it looks he will throw more pitches in July than he has in any other month so far this season.

The Phillies’ lineup against lefty Doug Davis went (1) Rollins (2) Werth (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Burrell (6) Feliz (7) Victorino (8) Ruiz. Victorino again drops down in the lineup against the lefty. Werth in right and in the second hole. More Ruiz.

1-2-3 in the first.

Howard led off the second and hit the first pitch of his at-bat out to left-center to put the Phillies up 1-0. Burrell popped to first for the first out before Feliz walked. Victorino popped out behind him before Ruiz drew a walk. Kendrick loaded the bases with a single, but Rollins flew to right to leave everybody stranded.

1-2-3 in the third and the fourth.

Rollins and Werth singled back-to-back with two outs in the fifth. Utley fouled out to third to end the inning.

Feliz walked with two outs in the sixth. Victorino was next and he doubled into right, sending Feliz to third. With Ruiz at the plate Davis delivered a wild pitch that moved the runners up a base. Feliz scored to put the Phils up 2-1 with Victorino moving to third. Davis walked Ruiz intentionally, which is a pretty bad idea what with the .205 batting average and whatnot, to pitch to Kendrick. With the count 1-1 on Kendrick, Ruiz took off for second. Montero threw through to second and Victorino stormed home. The throw to second was high and Victorino was safe without a throw, putting the Phils up 3-1 as Ruiz was tagged out to end the inning.

Rollins and Werth singled back-to-back with one out in the seventh and the Phils down 4-3. Utley was next and he hit a shot back through the middle. Hudson made a great play to field the ball and throw to second. Drew made a strong relay to first to complete a spectacular double-play.

The Phils started the eighth down 5-3. Howard led off with a walk and Burrell moved him to second with a single. Bruntlett ran for Burrell at first and Feliz bunted the runners to second and third. Victorino was next and he got ahead 3-1 and then tried to bunt, presumably for a hit. He popped it up foul. That’s a terrible play, but it didn’t cost the Phillies anything. He ripped the next pitch inside the first base line and into the right field corner for a triple that scored both runners and tied the game at 5-5. Dobbs hit for Durbin and was walked intentionally to set up the double-play. It brought up Coste with men on first and third and one out. Coste popped up a 2-2 pitch that Ojeda took in foul territory for the second out. Rollins grounded to first for the third out.

Nothing for the Phils out of a man on third and one out. Unfortunate at-bat for Coste.

Utley singled with one out in the ninth. Howard flew to left for the second out. With righty Leo Rosales on the mound, Jenkins hit for Bruntlett and Utley stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch before Jenkins walked. Jenkins took second before Feliz popped to second to leave both runners stranded.

Victorino singled to start the tenth and Taguchi, who had entered in a double-switch in the top of the inning, bunted him to second. Coste hit the ball hard but lined to center for the second out. Rollins was walked intentionally to put men on first and second, but Werth popped out to end the inning.

Howard singled with one out in the eleventh. Mike Cervenek hit for Romero against righty Connor Robertson and lined an 0-1 pitch to left for an out. Feliz moved Howard to second with a single, but Victorino grounded to second for the third out.

Taguchi led off the twelfth with a single and Coste bunted him to second. Roberston got behind Rollins 2-0 and walked him intentionally. It brought Werth up with men on first and second and one out. Werth hit a 2-2 pitch into right-center for a single. Romero had to move to his right to field the ball and Taguchi scored easily to give the Phils a 6-5 win.

Rollins was 2-for-5 with two walks.

Werth 3-for-7 with an RBI.

Utley 1-for-6.

Howard 2-for-5 with his 28th home run and fourth in the last three games.

Burrell 1-for-4.

Feliz 1-for-3 with two walks.

Victorino 3-for-6 with a double, a triple and two RBI.

Ruiz 0-for-1 with two walks.

Adam Eaton (3-7, 5.20) faces lefty Randy Johnson (5-7, 5.18) this afternoon.