Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Jimmy Rollins finished 3-for-5 with three RBI as Philadelphia sent Ubaldo Jimenez to the showers early in a rousing 10-2 victory over Colorado in the second edition of a four-game series.
Ryan Howard also knocked in three runs and Raul Ibanez added a two-run homer for the Phillies, who have won three in a row and have scored 16 runs in the first two games of this series.
Fresh from a demotion to Triple-A earlier in the week, Kyle Kendrick (6-4) scattered six hits and one run over seven solid innings to post his first win since July 3.
Ian Stewart was 2-for-4 with a solo homer and Carlos Gonzalez knocked in the other run for the Rockies, losers of four straight and eight of their last 10.
Jimenez (15-2) turned in his shortest outing of the year, going two-plus innings and was responsible for three hits and six runs, fanning two and tying a season-worst with six walks.
After leaving the bases loaded in the second, the Phils broke through in the third with seven runs.
Rollins singled, stole second and moved to third on a throwing error, before Placido Polanco and Ibanez both walked. Howard cleared the bases with a triple inside the first-base bag, and a wild pitch scored him for a 4-0 game. Jayson Werth walked and when Shane Victorino also was given a free pass, Jimenez was escorted from the mound.
Matt Belisle allowed an RBI single to Greg Dobbs, then Brian Schneider’s fielder’s choice grounder left runners on the corners and Kendrick completed a sacrifice. Rollins then made it 7-0 with a two-run triple.
Stewart’s homer to center to start the fifth put the Rockies on the board, but the home team responded with two in the sixth after Polanco doubled and Ibanez hammered a two-run shot for a 9-1 game.
Colorado wasted a bases-loaded situation in the seventh, and a Rollins RBI single pushed the Phillies into double digits.
Gonzalez stroked a run-scoring double off Jose Contreras in the eighth, but Vance Worley turned aside the Rox in the ninth during his major-league debut.
Philly last hit double digits in runs on July 3 at Pittsburgh, and hadn’t plated 10-or-more at home since June 24, a 12-3 win over Cleveland…The Phillies have won three of four games over the Rockies this season…Prior to the game, the Rockies activated pitcher Taylor Buchholz from the 60-day disabled list, optioned pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A Colorado Springs and transferred utilityman Eric Young to the 60-day DL…Rollins tied Richie Ashburn atop the Phils’ all-time triples list with his 97th…Kendrick had allowed seven hits and seven runs over five innings during an 8-4 loss on Monday in St. Louis and was optioned to the minors on Tuesday…Jimenez also walked six during his no-hitter at Atlanta on April 17.