High cliff Lee's curveball still broke perfectly within the tenth inning. Matt Cain's fastball remained nasty through nine.
Even Cain could think about an unforgettable evening where the bullets combined to throw 19 scoreless innings, returning reminiscences of individuals great old righty-lefty showdowns of Juan Marichal and Sandy Koufax.
"Which was really fun to take part in,Inch Cain stated.
Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single within the eleventh inning and also the Bay Area Titans beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1- on Wednesday evening, ending a fantastic pitchers' duel that appeared as though it could continue through the night.
Lee thrown 10 scoreless innings for that Phillies and Cain went nine for that Titans - with each having merely a no-decision to exhibit for this.
Cabrera came through against Antonio Bastardo (-1), who permitted Brandon Belt's one-out single in the middle. Belt then advanced when third baseman Ty Wigginton could not control Angel Pagan's grounder.
The sellout crowd of 41,860 got treated to a game title that survived just 2 hrs, 27 minutes. Also it left Lee still trying to find his first win of year after three begins.
"It had been a vintage pitchers' duel. It's the very first time I ever put 10 innings. It had been neat," Lee stated. "I'd rather quit two runs and obtain the win though. When you lose it's disappointing. I'd a great changeup and that i was tossing my curveballs for strikes. I do not usually do in exactly the same game. When situations are running smoothly I attempt to operate fast. I keep a great pace. Everyone likes that. I had been told I had been done after nine, however i stated I possibly could easily pitch another inning. I attempted it again after 10 however it did not happen."
The Titans won another straight series after being taken in three one-run deficits to spread out the entire year at protecting division champion Arizona, as the Phillies dropped their third series in four.
Lee pitched work-high 10 innings, becoming the very first Phillies starter to visit beyond nine innings since Terry Mulholland on May 8, 1993, against St. Louis. Lee permitted seven hits, struck out seven, did not walk a batter and put 81 of his 102 pitches for strikes.
And Lee did not throw his 100th pitch until strike someone to Nate Schierholtz with two outs within the tenth.
"I've not seen two pitchers pitch that well. Exactly what a game," Titans manager Bruce Bochy stated. "Terrific game by two men that hooked horns nor one was giving in."
That one marked the 2nd great game of bullets in three games after Roy Halladay outpitched Tim Lincecum in Philadelphia's 5-2 win Monday evening.
Both pitchers labored rapidly, each permitting only two base runners to achieve second within their combined 19 innings.
"Just nonstop backwards and forwards,Inch Cain stated. "The two of us attempted to throw lots of strikes and obtain men out. I was both pounding the strike zone. I was through nine before two hrs. It's not so frequently. That's pretty crazy."
Carlos Ruiz brought off the top eleventh having a double against Sergio Romo for that Phillies' first extra-base hit of the overall game and merely the 2nd all game on the evening nine innings were - remarkably - within the books after just 1:50.
Ruiz gone to live in third on the sacrifice by Freddy Galvis, then pinch-hitter Jim Thome batted for Lee and struck out swinging against Javier Lopez.
John Mayberry Junior. joined to pinch-hit and Bochy introduced in champion Clay Hensley (1-) in addition to Belt to experience first inside a double-switch. Mayberry grounded to finish the inning.
Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez arrived at on Laynce Nix's fielding error towards the bottom from the ninth, but Lee caused the 3rd of 4 double plays he got from the Titans.
Cain stunned for that second consecutive start, throwing nine scoreless innings at the spine-to-back excursions the very first time in the career.
Coming off a 1-hitter inside a 5- victory within the Pirates in last Friday's home opener where the only baserunner he permitted would be a single to pitcher James McDonald, Cain was pretty much as good this time around out.
"Awesome," Lopez stated. "Which was great. Two starters like this, I've not observed that inside a very long time."
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel mixed some misconception again, drained his tenth different selection within the initial 12 games - but Cain held everyone under control.
Cain, who signed a brand new $127.5 million, six-year contract April 2, released a 1-out walk to Ruiz within the fifth prior to the right-hander upon the market the ultimate 13 batters he faced so as before giving method to new closer Santiago Casilla. Cain threw in the towel two hits, struck out four and walked one.
Cain went three up, three lower within the first on 15 pitches and was through four on 41 pitches, permitting only Galvis' one-out single within the third.
The overall game was through eight innings in most of just one:35.
Titans shortstop Brandon Crawford made another highlight-reel worthy defensive stop having a backhanded catch in foul territory while falling on the top of third baseman Pablo Sandoval close to the bullpen plates.
The Titans created back-to-back singles off Lee to begin the overall game but he upon the market Pablo Sandoval on the flyout and also got cleanup hitter Buster Posey to ground into an inning-ending double play.
Lee arrived 4- having a .82 ERA - three gained runs in 33 innings - along with a .175 batting average against in four previous regular-season begins against Bay Area. However the Titans beat the lefty in Game 5 from the 2010 World Series at Texas to clinch the franchise's lengthy-looked forward to first championship since moving West from New You are able to in 1958.
Sandoval singled with one in the 4th to increase his striking streak to 12 games to begin the growing season.
Brett Pill hit a leadoff double within the fifth but Lee then got three straight outs on groundballs to shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
Philadelphia's Shane Victorino did not achieve base securely via hit or walk the very first time in 12 games to date.