- After cruising through the first three innings, Hamels had his back against wall in the fourth. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen led off the frame with a single, and catcher Francisco Cervelli singled after Hamels secured two outs. Hamels then hit Corey Hart in the foot with a pitch, loading the bases for Jordy Mercer. In a scoreless game, it was a dicey situation for the visiting starter, but he induced a groundout to end the frame.
- With one out in the top of the ninth, Ben Revere tried to steal third base and give Chase Utley the chance at a go-ahead sacrifice situation. While Revere beat Francisco Cervelli's slightly high throw, his foot momentarily came off the bag. Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang kept his mitt on Revere, and the speedster was called out, nixing a potent scoring opportunity. "With a chance with Chase Utley up there, that's a prime position for us that was taken away," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
- With one out and Revere on second base, Utley ripped an opposite-field line drive into shallow left field. The ball landed just left of the foul line and was ruled foul by third-base umpire Jeff Nelson. The Phillies challenged the close call, but a 44-second review confirmed Nelson's initial decision.