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Phillies 8, Rockies 7

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DENVER - Freddy Galvis had two triples and four RBIs, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Friday.

Kevin Frandsen and Michael Young had two hits each and six relievers quieted Colorado's bats as the Phillies won their sixth straight against the Rockies dating back to last year.

Jonathan Papelbon got the final three outs for his 13th save in as many chances.

Carlos Gonzalez homered among his four hits and call-up Josh Rutledge had a two-run homer for the Rockies, who lost their third straight.

Rutledge was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who is out 4-6 weeks with a broken rib. Rutledge started the season with the Rockies but was sent down last month. He made a statement in his return by hitting his sixth home run of the season.

The Phillies clawed their way back after falling behind by five runs. Galvis did most of the work with a pair of two-run triples, one in the sixth and another in the seventh that tied it at 7-all, and he scored on Jimmy Rollins' pinch-hit single off reliever Wilton Lopez (1-3) that gave Philadelphia an 8-7 lead in the seventh.

After starter Kyle Kendrick struggled into the fifth, the Phillies' bullpen shut down Colorado's offense. The Rockies were held scoreless on three hits over the final 4 2-3.

Michael Stutes (2-0) got the win with one inning of relief.

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio's spot in the rotation is in question with veteran Roy Oswalt expected to be called up next week. Nicasio didn't help his cause, struggling through 5 2-3 innings and squandering most of a 7-2 lead before exiting.

Kendrick (6-5) came into the game with a solid 3.22 ERA, but he had his shortest outing of the season.

Gonzalez started it off by hitting the first pitch he saw over the center field wall for his 19th home run of the season. It was a welcome sight for Colorado fans after Gonzalez left Thursday's game after he was hit on the left foot with a foul line drive while on deck.

The Rockies added two more in the second on Nicasio's bases-loaded single to center that made it 3-0.

The Phillies briefly got back into the game in the fourth when John Mayberry had an RBI double and scored on Humberto Quintero's single, but Yorvit Torrealba's RBI double and Rutledge's two-run homer in the bottom of the inning made it 6-2.

Colorado chased Kendrick in the fifth. Gonzalez led off with a walk, Michael Cuddyer singled and one out later Nolan Arenado made it 7-2 with a single that ended Kendrick's night.

He allowed seven runs on 10 hits - both season highs - in 4 2-3 innings.

NOTES: Cuddyer's single in the fifth extended his hitting streak to 12 games. ... Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins was given the day off because of hip soreness. He is expected to play Saturday. Freddy Galvis slid over from second to short and Kevin Frandsen started at second. ... Rockies OF Dexter Fowler missed Friday's game and will probably sit Saturday with a swollen right hand. He was hit by a pitch on the hand Thursday against Washington. ... The Rockies announced they have signed 16 of the 40 players in the first-year player draft, including the team's top four selections.
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