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Phillies Gain Edge Agaist Rockies in Bone-Chilling Cold
DENVER (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies overcame freezing conditions at Coors Field to beat Colorado 6-5 on Ryan Howard's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.

That ended a four-hour, six-minute marathon and moved the defending World Series champion Phillies within one game of advancing to the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In a seesaw game, Jimmy Rollins opened the Phils' ninth inning rally with a single. After a sacrifice and an infield single, Howard plated the go-ahead run with a deep fly to center off Rockies reliever Huston Street.

Brad Lidge, who's had an up-and-down season while blowing 11 saves as the Phils closer, retired Troy Tulowitzki on a flyout with two runners on base for the final out.

The temperature at game time was 35 degrees, tying the postseason record set when Cleveland hosted Florida in Game 4 of the 1997 World Series.

The teams don't get much rest. Game 4 is slated for Monday afternoon in Denver. It's a rematch of Game 1 starters with Cliff Lee going for the Phils against 15-game winner Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies.

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