Sunday, December 28, 2014

Phillies' Original Five-For-Ones

Phillies' streaks of five consecutive one-run victories.

Phillies' Original Five-For-Ones

(Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
(Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

The Phillies will be aiming for their fifth consecutive win Friday night in Atlanta and while they would probably prefer to win by a couple of touchdowns, a one-run victory would match their previous four and tie a team mark set in 1966 and equaled in 1970 (home team in CAPS):

Sept. 21, 1966: Phillies 3, DODGERS 2
   Dick Groat scores on a sixth-inning suicide squeeze by Tony Taylor to make a winner of Rick Wise.
Sept. 23, 1966: PHILLIES 5, Cardinals 4 (12 Inn.)
   Tony Taylor singles home Cookie Rojas with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 12th.
Sept. 24, 1966: PHILLIES 5, Cardinals 4
   Harvey Kuenn plates two runs with a single and Dick Allen comes around on an error to top off a five-run third inning.
Sept. 25, 1966: PHILLIES 4, Cardinals 3 (13 Inn.)
   Dick Allen singles home the tying run in the ninth inning and the game-winning run in the 13th.
Sept. 26, 1966: PHILLIES 5, Pirates 4 (11 Inn.)
   John Briggs singles home Dick Groat with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 11th,

 April 24, 1970: Phillies 5, PADRES 4
   John Briggs and Deron Johnson had seventh-inning RBI singles.
April 25, 1970: Phillies 1, PADRES 0
   Deron Johnson's fourth-inning home run was the difference as Jim Bunning and Dick Selma combined on the shutout.
April 26, 1970: Phillies 3, PADRES 2
   Rick Joseph (triple) and Tony Taylor (single) had pinch-hit RBI in the eighth inning.
April 27, 1970: Phillies 4, DODGERS 3
   Winning pitcher Rick Wise was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.
April 28, 1970: Phillies 3, DODGERS 2 (10 Inn.)
   Rick Joseph led off the 10th inning with a pinch-hit home run.

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