John Mayberry 11th-inning slam downs Marlins 7-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nursing a two-run lead, Ricky Nolasco knew he had no margin for error in a hitter-friendly ballpark.

His mistakes cost him.

Nolasco couldn’t protect a 2-0 lead in
the seventh inning, and John Mayberry Jr. hit his first career grand
slam with two outs in the bottom of the 11th after his tying homer in
the 10th, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-3
Tuesday night.

Mayberry tied it off Steve Cishek in the 10th after Juan Pierre scored on a wild pitch in the top of the inning.

“We couldn’t finish them off,” Marlins
manager Mike Redmond said, praising Nolasco. “A great effort by him.
It’s a shame we didn’t hold it.”

Nolasco gave up two runs and four hits,
striking out six in 6 2-3 innings. He allowed three doubles in the
seventh before exiting.

“We battled all night,” Nolasco said.
“This ballpark is very dangerous and we saw that tonight. The game is
never over in this ballpark.”

Domonic Brown reached on a fielding
error by pitcher Edgar Olmos (0-1) with one out in the 11th and advanced
on pinch-hitter Kyle Kendrick’s sacrifice. After Freddy Galvis was
intentionally walked, Erik Kratz walked to load the bases.

Mayberry followed with a line-drive homer to left. He circled the bases and was mobbed by teammates at the plate.

“That was definitely one to remember,” Mayberry said.

Michael Stutes (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

Brown, who had eight homers in the
previous eight games, was 0 for 5 for Philadelphia and made an error in
left field. But the Phillies won their third straight to move within a
game of .500. They haven’t been even all season.

A disputed call in the eighth went
against the Phillies and drew the ire of the crowd. Ben Revere was
called for interfering with second baseman Derek Dietrich while breaking
up a double play although he slid headfirst and didn’t appear to go out
of his way or make much contact. Michael Young beat the throw to first,
but umpire Bob Davidson called an automatic double play.

Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel argued briefly and fans booed loudly and hurled a derogatory chant at Davidson.

“Bob’s kind of getting a little old,” Manuel said.

The last-place Marlins have lost two in a row since a three-game sweep over the New York Mets.

Phillies rookie starter Jonathan Pettibone allowed two runs — one earned — and seven hits in six innings.

Down 2-0, Ryan Howard started
Philadelphia’s rally by lining a double leading off the bottom of the
seventh. After Brown struck out, Delmon Young hit an RBI double high off
the wall in left-center.

Nolasco then fanned Galvis, but
pinch-hitter Kratz hit an RBI double that just missed clearing the
right-field wall to tie it at 2. Kratz ran in from the bullpen right
before his name was announced, grabbed a bat and went up to the plate.

“That didn’t bother me at all,” Nolasco said of the delay. “No excuses.”

Galvis saved three runs with
outstanding plays at second base. With runners at second and third and
two outs in the eighth, he made a sliding backhanded grab on Casey
Kotchman’s bouncer up the middle and threw him out.

His first gem came with a runner on
third, one out and the infield up in the second. Galvis snared Adeiny
Hechavarria’s hard one-hopper, held the runner and got the second out.

Marlins CF Chris Coghlan was 0 for 5, snapping his 10-game hitting
streak. … The Marlins are 10-12 against the Mets and Phillies, 6-31
vs. the rest of the majors. … Cole Hamels (1-9, 4.86 ERA) tries to
avoid his 10th loss in the series finale Wednesday afternoon against
Miami’s Jacob Turner (1-0, 0.00).