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Thanks to all the fans who participated in the inaugural Phantastic Auction (May 5-15) and last night’s Phillies Phestival. Combined, over $989,000 was raised for Phillies Charities, Inc.

Nearly 7,000 fans, most dressed in Phillies attire, attended last night’s event and helped raise $860,731 to help strike out ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Since the Phillies adopted ALS as their primary charity in 1984, over $14.3 million has been raised for the fight against the disease. A portion of the Auction proceeds will also go to ALS.

The passion of Phillies fans never waivers.

Good-bye Ohio
Reds are in town for the weekend, meaning no more games against teams from Ohio. So far, the Phillies are 1-6 against the Reds and Indians.

Cincinnati is the hottest team in the big leagues, riding a six-game winning streak. On the road, however, they are 9-10.

Phillies and Reds split a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park a year ago.

Minor League Report
**Lehigh Valley lost, 8-6, at Norfolk, the fourth straight loss for the IronPigs. 3B Cody Ashe, 2-5, RBI (22). 1B Cody Overbeck, 7th HR. LP: Tyler Cloyd (1-4), 3.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 3 SO, 4 HR.

**Reading didn’t play.

**Clearwater defeated Bradenton for the second straight game, 6-3. 3B Maikel Franco, 7th-8th homers, 3 RBI (32). WP: Gabriel Arias (5-1), 6.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 SO.

**Lakewood nipped Greensboro, 6-5. 2 hits each for 1B Art Charles and LF Larry Greene. WP: Geoff Broussard (2-0).

This Date
May 17, 1979–A 10-inning classic in Wrigley Field: Phillies 23, Cubs 22. Teams combined for 11 home runs. LF Dave Kingman hit three; 3B Mike Schmidt, two, including a two-out, game-winner off Bruce Sutter in the 10th.

PHI 708 240 100 1—23 24 2
CHI 600 373 030 0—22 26 2

May 17, 1991–Phillies edge the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, in 16 innings, the longest shutout game in Phillies and Vet history.

May 19, 1979–The idea of Phillies wearing all-burgundy uniforms on Saturdays starts and ends on this date, a 10-5 loss to Montreal. RHP Jim Lonborg kidded LF Greg Luzinski, “Bull, you look like a big grape.”

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