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Tony Sipp Tagged With Loss in Phillies-Astros Match

Houston got a 2-HR day from Chris Carter on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park but Philadelphia still managed to defeat Houston 6-5 in baseball action.

The Phillies were a -101 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.

Mario Hollands earned the victory for the Phillies, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Ryan Howard in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Collin McHugh worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Chris Carter in a losing cause.

Philadelphia enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-8 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Jon Papelbon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.

Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against New York. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Texas.