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• Reliever Raul Valdes was officially placed on the disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 31) before Sunday's game. Valdes will have arthroscopic surgery on the meniscus in his right knee on Monday.

• Jimmy Rollins's 17 home runs entering Sunday tie him for the team lead with Hunter Pence, who was traded to the Giants on July 31. Rollins has a chance to become the first Phillies shortstop to lead the team in home runs for a season.

• The playoff game between the R-Phils, the Phillies' Double-A affiliate, and the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees' Double-A club, was also rained out on Saturday night. The clubs will now play Game 4 at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday in Trenton. Adam Morgan was set to pitch for Reading, which trails the series, 2-1.

• Though manager Charlie Manuel had said he was considering giving Carlos Ruiz the start, Steven Lerud got the nod for the second game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader. It's Lerud's third Major League start.

• The pitcher of record in Sunday's afternoon 3-2 walk-off win, closer Jonathan Papelbon, earned his fifth win of the season, tying a career high set with the Red Sox in 2008 and 2010.

• Reliever Raul Valdes was officially placed on the disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 31) before Sunday's game. Valdes will have arthroscopic surgery on the meniscus in his right knee on Monday.

• Jimmy Rollins's 17 home runs entering Sunday tie him for the team lead with Hunter Pence, who was traded to the Giants on July 31. Rollins has a chance to become the first Phillies shortstop to lead the team in home runs for a season.

• The playoff game between the R-Phils, the Phillies' Double-A affiliate, and the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees' Double-A club, was also rained out on Saturday night. The clubs will now play Game 4 at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday in Trenton. Adam Morgan was set to pitch for Reading, which trails the series, 2-1.

• Though manager Charlie Manuel had said he was considering giving Carlos Ruiz the start, Steven Lerud got the nod for the second game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader. It's Lerud's third Major League start.

• The pitcher of record in Sunday's afternoon 3-2 walk-off win, closer Jonathan Papelbon, earned his fifth win of the season, tying a career high set with the Red Sox in 2008 and 2010.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.