MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Wash. 3 (14 innings)

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Mark Teixeira's two-run double in the 14th inning Saturday handed the New York Yankees a marathon 5-3 interleague victory over Washington.
Nationals put Lidge on DL

Nationals put Lidge on DL

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals announced Friday relief pitcher Brad Lidge had gone on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain.

MLB: Washington 3, Miami 2 (10 innings)

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and bashed a long homer Saturday in Washington's 3-2 decision over Miami.

MLB: Washington 1, Houston 0

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Tuesday and the Washington Nationals edged Houston 1-0.
MLB: Washington 3, Cincinnati 2 (10 inn.)

MLB: Washington 3, Cincinnati 2 (10 inn.)

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning Thursday, giving the Washington Nationals a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1

CHICAGO, April 5 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond scored one run and drove in the other Thursday in lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Phillies decline options on Lidge, Oswalt

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies won't be exercising club options they hold on pitchers Brad Lidge and Roy Oswalt, the team announced Monday.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Cliff Lee allowed two runs on five hits over six innings Monday and the Philadelphia Phillies dealt National League wild-card-leading Atlanta a 4-2 defeat.
MLB: N.Y. Mets 2, Philadelphia 1 (1st gme)

MLB: N.Y. Mets 2, Philadelphia 1 (1st gme)

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- David Wright's eighth-inning, RBI double Saturday gave the New York Mets a 2-1 win over Philadelphia in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Florida 1 (1st game)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Kyle Kendrick and four Philadelphia relievers held Florida to one run Thursday en route to a 3-1 Phillies win in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Washington 5, Philadelphia 4

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Philadelphia reliever Brad Lidge hit Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded in the 10th inning Sunday, handing Washington a 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

Phillies place Lidge, Utley on DL

PHILADELPHIA, March 30 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies announced Wednesday they had placed second baseman Chase Utley and closer Brad Lidge on the disabled list to start the season.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, New York Mets 2

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Joe Blanton tossed seven innings of two-run ball Friday, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to their 11th straight win, 3-2 over the New York Mets.

MLB: Philadelphia 1, Atlanta 0

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Roy Oswalt and two relievers combined on a one-hitter Wednesday and the Philadelphia Phillies moved closer to a division title by downing Atlanta 1-0.

MLB: Philadelphia 2, Florida 1

MIAMI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels held the Marlins to one run over 6 2/3 innings Tuesday and the Philadelphia Phillies posted a key 2-1 win over Florida.
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Brad Lidge
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brad Lidge (R) is congratulated by catcher Carlos Ruiz after getting the third out and defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 5, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Bradley Thomas "Brad" Lidge (born December 23, 1976 in Sacramento, California) is a closer for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "Lights Out", he is the all-time leader in strikeouts per nine innings (12.2 K/9) among pitchers with at least 200 appearances in their career. Lidge throws a four-seam fastball that consistently reaches 91 or 92 miles per hour, as well as a hard, sharp breaking slider that ranges from 85 to 87 mph. He sealed the Phillies' 2008 World Series Championship with the final out, a strikeout of Eric Hinske in Game 5.

Brad Lidge was born in Sacramento, California on December 23, 1976. At a young age, the Lidge family moved to Englewood, Colorado. Growing up, Lidge was very active, playing football, basketball and baseball among other sports. Lidge attended Cherry Creek High School.

Lidge attended Notre Dame. He won the Big East player of the year award during his junior season under coach Paul Mainieri, leading the conference with an 8-2 record and 93 strikeouts in 80.1 innings.

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