MLB: Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 7 (11 inn.)

Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:59 PM   |   0 comments

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Juan Pierre beat out an infield hit to score Jimmy Rollins with the game-winning run in the 11th inning Sunday, handing Philadelphia an 8-7 win over St. Louis.

Rollins reached first on a one-out fielder's choice against Barret Browning (0-2), moved to second on an out and stole third.

That brought up Pierre, who sent a grounder to shortstop Rafael Furcal. The speedy Pierre beat Furcal's long throw to first, allowing Rollins to come home with the decisive tally.

Jeremy Horst (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win for the Phillies, who took the rubber match of a three-game series.

Erik Kratz forced extra innings with a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth and Ryan Howard went 2-for-3 with a solo shot and two RBI in the win.

Mike Carpenter went 4-for-6 with three RBI and John Jay added three hits and knocked in a pair of runs while scoring three times for St. Louis.

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