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Rollins' single lifts Phillies in extras

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins got the opportunity he wanted and delivered.

Rollins hit an RBI single to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings Sunday.

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John Mayberry's hit two solo homers for the last-place Phillies, and Nate Schierholtz hit a pair of solo shots for the NL West-leading Giants.

The Phillies snapped a seven-game home losing streak and avoided their first sweep against the Giants since 2004.

Brad Penny (0-1) walked Carlos Ruiz with one out in the 12th. Laynce Nix followed with a single to right to move Ruiz to third. Rollins then lined the first pitch to right to end it.

"I always look forward to it," Rollins said about clutch situations. "I've faced Brad Penny a lot. I had an idea what he wanted to do. That's not a role he's used to."

The five-time defending NL East champions are 10½ games behind Atlanta in the wild-card standings. But they're not looking ahead to next year just yet.

"We have the horses now, we're getting back to full strength and the pitchers have been doing a good job," Rollins said.

Kyle Kendrick (4-8) tossed 2 1/3 innings to earn the win and extended his career-best scoreless streak to 18 2/3 innings.

Phillies starter Joe Blanton gave up three runs and seven hits in eight innings, increasing his trade value with another strong second-half start. Since 2008, Blanton has the best record in the majors after the All-Star break at 17-5.

The right-hander will be a free agent after the season, so the Phillies might move him before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline unless they start to make a run.

"Everybody here is trying to win games and play the best we can," Blanton said. "Anything that happens is out of our control."

San Francisco's Barry Zito allowed three runs and five hits, striking out seven in seven innings. Zito is having his best season for the Giants since signing a $126 million, seven-year contract in December 2006.

"I like how he's throwing the ball," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

After Mayberry gave the Phillies their first lead, 3-2, on his second homer in the seventh, Schierholtz answered with his second in the eighth. He hit a high drive to right to tie it at 3.

Blanton escaped further trouble in the inning when right fielder Hunter Pence saved two runs by making a running basket catch on Buster Posey's deep fly to right.

Mayberry drove a 3-2 pitch into the seats in left to tie it at 2 in the fourth. He hadn't driven in a run in his previous 39 at-bats, going back to June 24.

"At times, when he hits the ball, he's good," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Pablo Sandoval's RBI double to left-center gave the Giants a 2-1 lead in the fourth.

Schierholtz ripped a 2-0 pitch way out to right for his first career leadoff homer to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.

Chase Utley's RBI triple in the bottom half tied it at 1. Zito escaped a first-and-third, one-out jam by getting Pence to ground into his 13th double play.

Zito stranded runners on second and third in the third by striking out Ryan Howard on a 74 mph curveball.

Notes

  • Blanton has allowed 22 homers, second-most in the majors.
  • Zito allowed his 12th earned run in the first inning in 19 starts.
  • Melky Cabrera extended his hitting streak to nine games with a first-inning double.
  • Schierholtz has five homers this season, including two multihomer games.
  • Nix came off the disabled list after missing more than two months with a left calf strain. OF Jason Pridie was designated for assignment. He went 3 for 10 with a homer in a brief stay.
  • Mayberry has hit all eight of his homers since May 11.
  • The Phillies had their 267th consecutive sellout, including postseason games.
  • Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.96 ERA) makes his second start since returning from the disabled list when the Phillies open a three-game series against Milwaukee on Monday night.
  • Ryan Vogelsong (7-4, 3.21) pitches for the Giants in the opener of a three-game series against San Diego on Monday.
 
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Jimmy Rollins' game-winning RBI single snaps the Phillies seven-game home losing streak.  (AP)
Jimmy Rollins' game-winning RBI single snaps the Phillies seven-game home losing streak. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

J. Mayberry
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
San Francisco

N. Schierholtz
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nate Schierholtz, RF5222101 .253
Ryan Theriot, 2B6010013 .272
    Brad Penny, P0000000 .000
Melky Cabrera, LF4010100 .356
Buster Posey, C5110013 .312
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4011111 .296
Angel Pagan, CF5010022 .281
Brandon Crawford, SS5010011 .238
Brandon Belt, 1B5000031 .231
Barry Zito, P2000010 .097
   a- Gregor Blanco, PH1000010 .248
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
   b- Justin Christian, PH1010000 .200
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
   c- Emmanuel Burriss, PH-2B1000011 .215
Totals44393312  
a-struck out for Zito in the 8th
b-singled for Romo in the 10th
c-struck out for Hensley in the 12th
Batting
2B - Ryan Theriot (10, Blanton), Melky Cabrera (20, Blanton), Pablo Sandoval (18, Blanton), Brandon Crawford (18, Kendrick)
HR - Nate Schierholtz 2 (5, Blanton, Blanton)
RBI - Nate Schierholtz 2 (14), Pablo Sandoval (32)
2-OUT RBI - Nate Schierholtz (6)
SB - Justin Christian (2, 2nd base off Kendrick/Ruiz)
CS - Angel Pagan (3, 2nd base by Blanton/Kratz)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Crawford-Theriot-Belt, Theriot-Crawford-Belt
E - Pablo Sandoval (10, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Barry Zito 7533172 3.75
Javier Lopez 1100010 3.48
Sergio Romo 1100010 0.62
Jeremy Affeldt 1.2100020 2.39
Clay Hensley 0.1000000 3.41
Brad Penny (L,0-1) 0.1211100 3.86
HBP - Howard (by Barry Zito)
Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 109-69, Javier Lopez 14-8, Sergio Romo 11-8, Jeremy Affeldt 23-14, Clay Hensley 4-2, Brad Penny 15-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 7-7, Javier Lopez 1-0, Sergio Romo 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 3-0, Clay Hensley 1-0
Batters Faced - Barry Zito 28, Javier Lopez 3, Sergio Romo 4, Jeremy Affeldt 6, Clay Hensley 1, Brad Penny 4
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS6021000 .256
Shane Victorino, CF4110112 .253
Chase Utley, 2B5011002 .231
Ryan Howard, 1B4000032 .182
Hunter Pence, RF5010011 .271
Placido Polanco, 3B5010002 .255
John Mayberry Jr., LF4222011 .237
    Kyle Kendrick, P0000000 .063
   a- Ty Wigginton, PH1000000 .238
Erik Kratz, C3000020 .200
   b- Carlos Ruiz, PH-C1100101 .346
Joe Blanton, P3010020 .081
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Jeremy Horst, P0000000 .000
    Laynce Nix, LF2010010 .333
Totals434104211  
a-flied out for Kendrick in the 12th
b-lined out for Kratz in the 9th
Batting
3B - Chase Utley (1, Zito)
HR - John Mayberry Jr. 2 (8, Zito, Zito)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (35), Chase Utley (9), John Mayberry Jr. 2 (25)
2-OUT RBI - John Mayberry Jr. (15)
SB - Chase Utley (1, 2nd base off Zito/Posey)
Team LOB - 8
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Blanton 8733162 4.70
Antonio Bastardo 1000030 4.83
Jeremy Horst 0.2100010 1.13
Kyle Kendrick (W,4-8) 2.1100220 4.57
IBB - Cabrera by Joe Blanton, Schierholtz by Kyle Kendrick
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 102-68, Antonio Bastardo 13-9, Jeremy Horst 12-8, Kyle Kendrick 40-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 12-5, Kyle Kendrick 2-3
Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 31, Antonio Bastardo 3, Jeremy Horst 3, Kyle Kendrick 10
Game Information
Attendance - 44551
Game Time - 3:27
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Manny Gonzalez, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Mike Everitt