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PHILADELPHIA -- Missing four regulars, the Philadelphia Phillies turned to their bench and bullpen.
The major league-leading Phillies took two of three in a potential playoff preview, improving to 14-1-1 in their last 16 series.
A thunderstorm delayed the game for 2 hours, 17 minutes after three innings. Neither starting pitcher returned when play resumed.
Herndon (1-2) gave up one hit and struck out four to earn his second career win. Ryan Madson finished for his 23rd save in 24 tries.
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"He did a great job," manager Charlie Manuel said of Herndon. "He did super."
Herndon was a starter in the minors, but he's pitched out of the bullpen in his two seasons with the Phillies.
"I'm a failed starter," he joked. "I try not to overthrow. Early in the season, I was trying to throw 95 [mph] all the time. Now I'm just trying to stay down in the zone."
Ian Kennedy (15-4) gave up three runs and five hits in three innings, failing to become the NL's first 16-game winner. He had won his previous seven starts.
"He just made a couple of mistakes," manager Kirk Gibson said. "The pitch to Mayberry was down the middle and he blasted it."
Arizona remained 2 ½ games ahead of the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants in the West.
Phillies starter Vance Worley allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. The rookie remained 8-1, but Philadelphia has won his last 11 starts.
Rookie Paul Goldschmidt homered for the Diamondbacks. He has four homers in 47 at-bats since getting called up on Aug. 1.
The Phillies, who lead Atlanta by 8 ½ games in the East, are a season-best 38 games over .500 and have reached 80 wins in the second-fastest time in franchise history. They did it in 121 games in 1976.
Wilson Valdez, who hit a tiebreaking two-run double in Wednesday's 9-2 win, put the Phillies up 1-0 with an opposite-field RBI double in the second. Raul Ibanez hit a one-out double and scored on Valdez's liner to right.
Mayberry connected in the third, launching a drive high off the left-field foul pole. Mayberry has settled in nicely as the team's fourth outfielder. It was his 10th homer this season and seventh in 73 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on July 5.
The Phillies played All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino, who served the first of his two-game suspension for his part in a benches-clearing brawl at San Francisco on Aug. 5. First baseman Ryan Howard [hand], catcher Carlos Ruiz [groin] and All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco [sports hernia] also were out. Howard and Ruiz are day to day and could return Friday.
|John Mayberry Jr.'s home run helps the Phillies win their 80th game of the season after a two hour rain delay. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Willie Bloomquist, SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.265|
|Ryan Roberts, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.259|
|Justin Upton, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.300|
|Miguel Montero, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.269|
|Chris Young, CF||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.236|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.208|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||3||1||2||1||0||1||0||.298|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.290|
|Ian Kennedy, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.087|
|Micah Owings, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.222|
|Bryan Shaw, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Collin Cowgill, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.171|
|Joe Paterson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Hernandez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Shaw in the 8th|
|2B - Miguel Montero (26, Herndon)|
|HR - Paul Goldschmidt (4, Stutes)|
|SH - Ian Kennedy (8)|
|RBI - Paul Goldschmidt (10)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Montero-Johnson|
|E - Joe Paterson (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Ian Kennedy (L,15-4)||3||5||3||3||2||4||1||3.22|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 60-39, Micah Owings 50-33, Bryan Shaw 16-8, Joe Paterson 15-11, David Hernandez 4-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 2-3, Micah Owings 1-3, Bryan Shaw 2-0, Joe Paterson 2-1, David Hernandez 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 16, Micah Owings 11, Bryan Shaw 4, Joe Paterson 3, David Hernandez 1|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.267|
|John Mayberry Jr., CF||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.263|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||.283|
|Hunter Pence, RF||3||0||0||0||1||2||2||.311|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||4||1||2||1||0||1||2||.238|
|Ross Gload, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||5||.238|
|Brian Schneider, C||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.179|
|Wilson Valdez, 3B||3||0||1||1||1||1||1||.238|
|Vance Worley, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.188|
|David Herndon, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|a- Ben Francisco, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.221|
|Michael Stutes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Madson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Herndon in the 6th|
|2B - Chase Utley (16, Owings), Raul Ibanez 2 (25, Kennedy, Owings), Wilson Valdez (10, Kennedy)|
|HR - John Mayberry Jr. (10, Kennedy)|
|RBI - John Mayberry Jr. 2 (34), Raul Ibanez (65), Wilson Valdez (20)|
|2-OUT RBI - Raul Ibanez (29), Wilson Valdez (7)|
|CS - Wilson Valdez (3, 2nd base by Owings/Montero)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|David Herndon (W,1-2)||3||1||0||0||0||4||0||3.79|
|Antonio Bastardo (H,13)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.35|
|Ryan Madson (S,23)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.06|
|Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 27-21, David Herndon 39-30, Michael Stutes 18-10, Antonio Bastardo 8-8, Ryan Madson 13-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 3-4, David Herndon 5-0, Michael Stutes 1-1, Ryan Madson 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Vance Worley 10, David Herndon 10, Michael Stutes 5, Antonio Bastardo 3, Ryan Madson 3|
|Attendance - 45633|
|Game Time - 2:30|
|Temperature - 85|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Marty Foster|