Phillies Top D-backs 5-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 12:27 AM CDT
Phillies Top D-backs 5-4
Philadelphia Phillies' Shane Victorino (8) and Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson lie on the ground after coliding at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game.    (AP Photo/Matt York)

Chase Utley singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Arizona twice blew late-inning leads Wednesday night when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 5-4. Conor Jackson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double that put Arizona up 4-3 in the seventh.

Unfortunately Jackson left the game after a nasty head-to-head collision with the Phillies' Shane Victorino in the eighth. Reliever Chad Qualls struck out Victorino, but the ball got away from catcher Chris Snyder for a passed ball. Snyder retrieved it and threw to the left of the first baseman Jackson. The ball arrived just as Victorino did, and the runner's helmet slammed into Jackson's face. (More baseball stories.)

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