facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Philadelphia 9, Baltimore 6

June 8, 2012 at 10:20 PM

BALTIMORE, June 8 (UPI) -- Mike Fontenot's first homer of the season highlighted a six-run Philadelphia second Friday and the Phillies held on down the stretch to defeat Baltimore 9-6.

Philadelphia sent 10 men to the plate in the second inning on its way to snapping a six-game losing streak.

Fontenot hit a two-run homer to kick off the frame and Shane Victorino doubled in two runs later in the inning as part of a five-RBI performance.

Victorino had an RBI single in the first and hit a two-run homer in the fourth.

Fontenot had gone hitless in his first 20 at-bats in June before producing three singles Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

J.J. Hardy's two-run homer brought Baltimore within three in the seventh inning, but Antonio Bastardo struck out the side in the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his 16th save.

Joe Blanton (5-6) gave up five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings to get the win.

Jake Arrieta (2-8) was pounded for nine runs on 11 hits in four frames.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
NFL upholds Tom Brady's 'deflategate' suspension
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr having back surgery
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals continue to have a blast
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard shuts down San Diego Padres
Troy Tulowitzki trade blindsides Colorado Rockies players