Phillies Top 5: Highest-Scoring Games vs. Girardi, Yankees

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 02: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in Game Five of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on November 2, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 8 to 6.(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 02: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in Game Five of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on November 2, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 8 to 6.(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images) /
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1: May 22, 2009: Phillies 7, Yankees 3 (Away)

May 22, 2009: Phillies 7, Yankees 3
PHILADELPHIA – JULY 08: The Philadelphia Phillies pose for their 2009 team photo at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 8, 2009. BACK ROW: Joe Swanhart, Brad Lidge, John Mayberry Jr., Ryan Madson, J.A. Happ, Jayson Werth, Ryan Howard, Sean Bowers. FOURTH ROW: Rick Collins, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Rodrigo Lopez, J.C. Romero, Shane Victorino, Matt Stairs, Dan O’Rourke. THIRD ROW: Kevin Camiscioli, Jesus Tiamo, Eric Bruntlett, Scott Eyre, Pedro Feliz, Greg Dobbs, Chase Utley, Jamie Moyer, Ali Modami, Duane Wyse. SECOND ROW: Dong Lien, Tyler Walker, Chan Ho Park, Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels, Clay Condrey, Raul Ibanez, Chad Durbin, Chris Coste, Phil Sheridan. FRONT ROW: Mark Anderson, Scott Sheridan, Sam Perlozzo, Rich Dubee, Pete Mackanin, Charlie Manuel, Milt Thompson, Mick Billmeyer, Davey Lopes, Frank Coppenbarger. SEATED ON GROUND: Batboy Rob DiClementi. (Photo by Miles Kennedy/Philadelphia Phillies/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
  • Winning Pitcher: Brett Myers
  • Losing Pitcher: A.J. Burnett
  • Phillies Total Hits: 14
  • Yankees Total Hits: 8
  • Phillies Total Errors: 1
  • Yankees Total Errors: 0

The game featured the top two home run-hitting teams at that point of the season, and it surely showed in the first-ever interleague game at the new Yankee Stadium, with seven combined homers between the two teams.

Catcher Carlos Ruiz, left-fielder Raul Ibanez, shortstop Jimmy Rollins (leadoff, first-inning) and right fielder Jayson Werth all homered, with Werth’s longshot also being the first to reach the left field second deck at the new venue. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, shortstop Derek Jeter and first baseman Mark Teixeira homered for the Yankees.

Right-hander Brett Myers prevailed against future Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett, improving to 4-2 after allowing three runs, eight hits and no walks spanning eight innings and five strikeouts. Right-hander Ryan Madson recorded the final three outs, needing only 12 pitches against his three batters faced.

Each member of the Phillies’ starting lineup recorded a hit except first baseman Ryan Howard, who went 0-for-5 with one run scored and two strikeouts. Five Phillies starters logged multiple hits, including Ruiz (3), Rollins (2), Werth (2), Ibanez (2), and center fielder Shane Victorino (2).

The first-place Phillies’ victory took just 2 hours and 33 minutes before a crowd of 46,288; it was their seventh in a eight-game stretch, while it also ended the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak. The two clubs would meet in the 2009 World Series nearly 160 days later.