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Which Phils Are Running To Win?

When these Phils score, the team usually wins

Which Phils Are Running To Win?

Jimmy Rollins and Michael Martinez went a combined 5-for-10 with two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Jimmy Rollins and Michael Martinez went a combined 5-for-10 with two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

In baseball,you have to score to win. So, which Phillies' crossings-of-the-plate tend to point toward a victory this season?

Here are the Phils that have more than 10 runs this season and the team's record in games they scored:

Player W-  L Pct.
Chase Utley    18-  1    .947
Michael Martinez 11-  1 .917
Ben Francisco 15-  3 .833
Placido Polanco 22-  5 .815
Ryan Howard 33-  8 .805
Domonic Brown 15-  4 .789
Carlos Ruiz 18-  5 .783
Raul Ibanez 21-  6 .778
Shane Victorino 31-  9 .775
Wilson Valdez 13-  4 .765
Jimmy Rollins 33-11 .750
John Mayberry Jr.   7-  5 .583
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