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Homer in 10th helps Phils finish rally over Rockies

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DENVER -- Relying exclusively on his out pitch, Colorado closer Huston Street threw eight sliders to Philadelphia pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. in a drawn-out, ninth-inning at-bat that ended with a bang.

Mayberry hit the last of the sliders for a game-tying two-run homer and Shane Victorino homered to lead off the 10th as the Philadelphia Phillies overtook the Rockies 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight win.

"That meant more than anything," Victorino said. "I got my at-bat because of what Mayberry did. That was a huge play."

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Down to their last out and trailing 3-1, the Phillies got a double from Carlos Ruiz.

Mayberry, pinch-hitting for reliever Michael Stutes, worked the count full before putting Street's 83 mph slider into the bleachers in left for his seventh homer.

"As a bench guy, you normally get one at-bat," Mayberry said. "Hopefully, you make the most of it and I was able to do that tonight."

Added Mayberry, "He just left a slider out over the plate and I was able to get the barrel on it."

It was Mayberry's first pinch-homer of the year and the third of his career. It was the third pinch-homer this season by the NL East-leading Phillies, who moved to a season high 30 games above .500 (69-39).

"We played them pitch for pitch and we were a pitch away from winning and we end up getting beat in the game by two pitches," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "Mayberry had a very, very good at-bat against Huston. He hung a slider and he hit it out."

Rex Brothers (1-2) came on to pitch the 10th and Victorino greeted him with a drive that cleared the wall in left for the Phillies' 29th come-from-behind victory this season.

"I was able to lay off the sliders and got a pitch to hit," said Victorino, who pointed happily to his parents in the stands as he crossed home plate. "They were all excited and it's always nice to see your parents happy."

Philadelphia improved to 6-6 in extra-inning games while the Rockies lost for the sixth time in seven extra-inning games this season.

Antonio Bastardo (5-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory and Ryan Madson got last three outs for his 19th save in 20 chances.

Phillies starter Cole Hamels allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out five while Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin, who had been in line for his first win in six weeks, gave up one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two

Colorado broke on top on Seth Smith's ninth homer of the season. With Ty Wigginton at second after a single and a stolen base, Smith drove Hamels' 2-1 offering into the stand of evergreen trees beyond the fence in center field.

Chris Iannetta added a solo shot leading off the seventh, greeting Stutes with a drive reaching the bleachers in left-center for his 11th home run of the season.

Philadelphia got on the board in the seventh on Raul Ibanez's run-scoring double after missing earlier opportunities.

Victorino tried to score from first on Chase Utley's two-out double off the right field wall in the third but he was cut down on a close play at the plate when catcher Iannetta's sweeping tag snagged his upper jersey before the sliding Victorino could touch the bag.

The Phillies had runners at first and second with one out in the second but Chacin induced Ruiz to ground into an inning-ending double play. Chacin worked out of a jam in the fifth when he struck out Hamels and Jimmy Rollins after giving up a one-out double to Ruiz.

Notes

  • Smith's homer was his 42nd extra-base hit of the season, second on the club to Troy Tulowitizki's 49.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez took a round of batting practice before the game for the first time since going on the 15-day DL July 22 with a right wrist strain.
  • The Phillies opened a 10-game road trip that will conclude their stretch of 20 consecutive games without a day off.
  • The Phillies' Ryan Howard went 0 for 5, snapping his five-game hitting streak at Coors Field during which he batted .476 (10 for 21) with a homer and six RBI.
  • Hamels has allowed two earned runs or less in 12 of his last 13 starts.
 
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Shane Victorino accepts congratulations from Ryan Howard after his 10th-inning home run gives Philly its winning margin. (Getty Images)
Shane Victorino accepts congratulations from Ryan Howard after his 10th-inning home run gives Philly its winning margin. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Colorado

S. Smith
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Philadelphia

S. Victorino
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4000011 .266
Shane Victorino, CF5121001 .304
Chase Utley, 2B4020111 .290
Ryan Howard, 1B5000011 .250
Hunter Pence, RF5110012 .305
Raul Ibanez, LF3011110 .248
Placido Polanco, 3B4010001 .276
Carlos Ruiz, C4120002 .268
Cole Hamels, P2000011 .157
   a- Ross Gload, PH1000001 .268
    Michael Stutes, P0000000 .000
   b- John Mayberry Jr., PH1112000 .258
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
Totals38410426  
a-grounded out for Hamels in the 7th
b-homered for Stutes in the 9th
Batting
2B - Chase Utley (14, Chacin), Raul Ibanez (22, Chacin), Carlos Ruiz 2 (18, Chacin, Street)
HR - Shane Victorino (10, Brothers), John Mayberry Jr. (7, Street)
RBI - Shane Victorino (38), Raul Ibanez (60), John Mayberry Jr. 2 (28)
2-OUT RBI - John Mayberry Jr. 2 (14)
Team LOB - 7
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cole Hamels 6622151 2.62
Michael Stutes 2111201 3.18
Antonio Bastardo (W,5-0) 1100000 1.31
Ryan Madson (S,19) 1000000 1.86
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 86-58, Michael Stutes 38-19, Antonio Bastardo 18-10, Ryan Madson 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 11-2, Michael Stutes 1-4, Antonio Bastardo 3-0, Ryan Madson 1-2
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 25, Michael Stutes 8, Antonio Bastardo 4, Ryan Madson 3
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., LF4010000 .214
    Ryan Spilborghs, LF1000001 .214
Dexter Fowler, CF3000210 .263
Mark Ellis, 2B5000013 .230
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4000113 .286
Ty Wigginton, 1B4120001 .256
Chris Nelson, 3B4010012 .255
Seth Smith, RF4122002 .288
Chris Iannetta, C3111000 .223
Jhoulys Chacin, P3010010 .136
    Matt Reynolds, P0000000 .000
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
   a- Jonathan Herrera, PH1000001 .250
    Rex Brothers, P0000000 .000
Totals3638335  
a-grounded out for Street in the 9th
Batting
HR - Seth Smith (9, Hamels), Chris Iannetta (11, Stutes)
SH - Chris Iannetta (2)
RBI - Seth Smith 2 (44), Chris Iannetta (38)
2-OUT RBI - Seth Smith 2 (18)
SB - Ty Wigginton (6, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz)
CS - Dexter Fowler (8, 2nd base by Stutes/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Seth Smith 1
DP - Ellis-Tulowitzki-Wigginton
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jhoulys Chacin 7.1611220 3.38
Matt Reynolds (H,15) 0.1100000 3.96
Rafael Betancourt (H,20) 0.1000010 4.04
Huston Street (BS,3) 1222011 3.75
Rex Brothers (L,1-2) 1111021 3.74
HBP - Rollins (by Jhoulys Chacin)
Pitches-Strikes - Jhoulys Chacin 101-63, Matt Reynolds 6-4, Rafael Betancourt 8-6, Huston Street 22-15, Rex Brothers 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jhoulys Chacin 11-7, Matt Reynolds 1-0
Batters Faced - Jhoulys Chacin 29, Matt Reynolds 2, Rafael Betancourt 1, Huston Street 5, Rex Brothers 4
Game Information
Attendance - 39330
Game Time - 3:21
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor