Jose Rivera was wearing a 0 ‘fer 12 coming into game 4 in Houston and left the ballpark with an SSG record after driving in six of the ten runs Philadelphia scored in a 10-3 victory to level the series after four games.
Rivera’s three run home run in the first inning gave the Phillies the platform to push on and lead 4-0. A three run 4th inning from the Astros gave them a chance to build on that momentum but they didn’t trouble the scoreboard again.
The game was put to bed in the 7th with the Phillies leading 5-3 they put another five runs on the board, with three runs coming off the bat 1B Ryan Rua with a 361 foot home run.
Diekman gets the win (2-0), Gonzalez the loss (2-1), with Bauer registering his first save pitching 3.1 innings, striking out six.
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