On May 25, 2011 — It takes 6 hours and 10 minutes for the Phillies to beat the Reds, 5 – 4, in 19 innings. By the time the winning run scores with two outs in the bottom of the 19th, the Phils have been forced to use back-up infielder Wilson Valdez on the mound, in his first professional pitching appearance. He throws a scoreless inning, then picks up the win when Raul Ibanez hits a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 19th. Wilson is the first position player to earn a win since Brent Mayne in 2000. Losing pitcher Carlos Fisher does yeoman work himself, pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings before giving up the game-ending run; for the Phils, Danys Baez had earlier pitched five scoreless innings in relief. The Reds almost end the contest in the 10th, when Jay Bruce hits a solo homer, but Ryan Howard replies with a long ball of his own, and 9 more frames are necessary to determine a winner.
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