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Carlos Ruiz stopped an 0-for-23 slump by doubling twice. He scored in the ninth when, after sacrificing earlier in the same spot, Wilson Valdez fooled the Yankees by swinging away for a single. Soon after Damaso Marte sailed a pitch that broke a sign on the backstop, Polanco and Howard had sacrifice flies and Ibanez hit an RBI double.
Pettitte, who turned 38 on Tuesday, struck out a swinging Howard with his final pitch to leave the bases loaded in the seventh. With seven strikeouts, Pettitte moved past Ron Guidry into second place on the Yankees' career list with 1,784, a chart led by Whitey Ford's 1,956.
NOTES: Phils reliever Jose Contreras made a nifty, behind-the-back snag on Curtis Granderson's sharp grounder. ... The Subway Series resumes Friday night at Yankee Stadium with Javier Vazquez facing the Mets' Hisanori Takahashi. The Mets took two of three from the Yankees last month at Citi Field. ... Rollins (right calf) is scheduled to play the entire game Friday night at SS for Class-A Clearwater. He'll be re-evaluated Saturday in Philadelphia. ... Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (groin) took pregame grounders. He once again was the DH, and there's no set date for him playing the field. ... A dozen tattooed bikers mingled with the Yankees during batting practice and watched the game from a luxury suite. They're members of Rescue Ink, a motorcycle group that helps animals in need. Yankees president Randy Levine and wife Mindy are greatly involved in animal rescue.
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