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Phillies' Central aim: One more win

August 3, 1997 | Delaware County Daily Times (Primos - Upper Darby,  PA
Section: News
498 Words | Readability: Lexile: 1330, grade level(s): >12
Ed Gieski earned a pair of pitching victories and teammate Greg Keck drilled a pair of homers as the Phillies swept the Bluerocks in the first two games of the best-of-five Central Division championship series in MABL baseball action yesterday at Williamson Trade School.

The Phillies followed an 8-5 victory in the opener with a 15-10 decision in game two for a 2-0 lead in the title series.

Game three of the best-of-five set is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Kerr Field.

In the opener, Gieski racked up 12 strikeouts in a nine-inning, complete-game performance.

Keck drilled a three-run homer and teammate Ray Stillwell laced three hits and drove in a pair of runs.

For the Bluerocks, Scott Freeze (3-for-4) and Ted Miller (2-for-3, three runs scored) paced the attack.

In game two, Keck powered a two-run homer, Bob Malin lofted a three-run blast and finished with four RBIs and teammates Mike Pralle and Stillwell combined for four hits and seven runs scored.

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