PHOENIX — Ryan Howard looped a two-run single to right field in the 10th inning after Philadelphia scored twice in the ninth to tie it against Arizona as the Phillies posted a 4-2 victory Sunday.
Shut down by Brandon McCarthy for the first eight innings, the Phillies rallied on Delmon Young’s run-scoring double and Domonic Brown’s RBI single off fill-in Diamondbacks closer Heath Bell. Philadelphia had 15 hits to salvage a series split after losing the first two games.
Jimmy Rollins singled with one out in the 10th off Matt Reynolds (0-1), and Chase Utley followed with a double for his fourth hit. Hitless with nine strikeouts in his previous 18 at-bats, Howard floated a single over Arizona’s drawn-in infield.
Justin De Fratus (1-0) got one out for his second career victory and Jonathan Papelbon earned his seventh save.
Gerardo Parra hit a leadoff homer against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Pirates 3, Mets 2
NEW YORK — Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning against New York’s overworked bullpen, and Pittsburgh got a most fortunate bounce in beating the Mets.
Clint Barmes homered and Jeanmar Gomez left with a lead against young ace Matt Harvey in the Pirates’ third straight victory in this four-game series. Pittsburgh improved to 6-13 at Citi Field.
With runners at second and third in the eighth, Lucas Duda hit a sharp grounder that struck first base and shot straight up in the air. Pirates second baseman Brandon Inge fielded the ball and tossed to reliever Mark Melancon covering first for the final out of the inning.
Giants 5, Braves 1
SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove to back Tim Lincecum’s strong pitching performance for San Francisco.
Rockies 8, Cardinals 2
ST. LOUIS — Jorge De La Rosa held St. Louis hitless into the seventh and Troy Tulowitzki’s three-run homer ended Colorado’s scoreless streak at 28 innings.
Reds 5, Brewers 1
CINCINNATI — Don Lutz hit his first career home run, a three-run drive off the right-field foul pole in the second inning that led Cincinnati over Milwaukee for a three-game sweep.
Cubs 2, Nationals 1
WASHINGTON — Alfonso Soriano scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by catcher Kurt Suzuki as Chicago rallied to beat Washington.
Dodgers 5, Marlins 3
LOS ANGELES — Chris Capuano pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Scott Van Slyke homered to lead Los Angeles over Miami.