A Record of Losing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ In a record they'd rather not hold, the
Philadelphia Phillies are the first U-S pro sports franchise with
ten-thousand defeats.
The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals delivered the
milestone defeat 10-to-2 in a game they led 10-to-0 before the
Phillies rallied with two in the bottom of the ninth. At the end,
many fans at Citizens Bank Park were on their feet in a salute to
their team.
This was a game they had seen before. The Phils had bad starting
pitching, brutal relief and hardly any hitting.
Cards slugger Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) hit two of the
Cardinals' six homers. Phillies starter Adam Eaton was hit hard,
giving up six runs on ten hits in four innings to fall to 8-and-6.
Adam Wainwright, the Cards starter, pitched seven shutout innings
for the win. He's 8-and-7.
The Phillies were founded 125 years ago and have won just one
World Series, in 1980.
For the record, their franchise record is now 88-hundred-ten
wins and ten-thousand losses.
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