Juan Pierre Walks Off in the 11th Inning
- Updated: August 13, 2012
For the seventh time in their last nine wins at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia won in its final at-bat. Pierre, the 13-year veteran and ultimate team player, beat out an infield single that allowed the Phillies to walk off with an 8-7, 11-inning win against the Cardinals.
It was the fifth win of the Phillies’ nine-game homestand, marking just their second winning homestand of the season. The Phillies are back in fourth place, a half-game ahead of the Marlins as they head to Miami for a three-game set.
“Textbook baseball,” manager Charlie Manuel said with a smile as he stepped to the podium for his postgame news conference.
Video via: David Malandra Jr.