In both the bottom of the ninth and 10th, the Phillies had a runner on third with less than two outs before failed to score, and the White Sox eventually won in 11 innings, 5-4.
Kevin Frandsen stood on third base and Darin Ruf at second after Nate Jones balked with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Then Carlos Ruiz flew out to shallow left field, Laynce Nix struck out and Ben Revere lined out to let Chicago (37-53) escape unscathed.
Again in the 10th, Michael Young was stranded at third base as Delmon Young struck out and Frandsen grounded out. Young had led off the frame with a walk and advanced to third on an error.
Eventually in the 11th, the Phillies' bullpen, which had thrown four scoreless innings, cracked. J.C. Ramirez gave up two runs (one earned) with two outs. The Phillies (46-48) pulled within one run in the bottom half before Revere grounded into a double play to end the game.
Darin Ruf, who tied the game at 3-3 with a seventh-inning homer, is 9 for 20 (.450) since being called up with three doubles and two homers. Not only does he own a seven-game hitting streak, dating back to last season he's reached base safely in 16 straight games — or every game he's ever started in his major-league career. He's had a hit in all but one of those games.
Revere now owns a 10-game hitting streak after going 2 for 6. His average now sits at .305.
Let's play two
The Phillies failed to reach .500 for the first time since June 7 and will have to aim for a doubleheader split tonight.
Coming off the best start of the season, John Lannan (2-3, 4.23) goes for the Phils. He's only faced the White Sox once in his career — he lost in 2010. But current Sox are batting .517 against him, although only Jeff Keppinger (6 for 16) has faced him more than three times.
Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.49) takes the mound for Chicago. He's been a road warrior this year, boasting a 2.98 ERA in 14 away games (six starts). The left-hander has actually been better against right-handed hitters (.212) than lefties (.275).
Charlie Manuel's really shaking his lineup up for the second game. Here it is:
1) Michael Young, 3B
2) Chase Utley, 2B
3) Darin Ruf, 1B
4) Domonic Brown, LF
5) Delmon Young, RF
6) John Mayberry Jr., CF
7) Humberto Quintero, C
8) John McDonald, SS
9) John Lannan, P