Reid Brignac, who ended Wednesday’s game with a three-run
homer, put the Phillies ahead for good one day later with a
two-run pinch-hit double in the sixth inning. Kyle Kendrick
(2-6) gave up two runs (one earned) and seven hits over six
innings while striking out five for his second win in the last
Will Venable collected two hits, Yasmani Grandal homered in the
ninth and Chase Headley knocked in a run for the Padres, who
have dropped four straight and eight of 10 in June. San Diego
starter Eric Stults (2-8) extended his winless streak to six
games, allowing four runs on eight hits in five-plus innings.
Venable and Everth Cabrera opened the game with singles and both
scored after Headley doubled for one RBI and Marlon Byrd bobbled
the ball in the right-field corner. Jimmy Rollins singled in a
run in the bottom of the first inning and Byrd singled, moved to
third on Mayberry’s double and scored on a Domonic Brown
sacrifice fly to tie it at 2-2 in the fourth.
Brignac pinch hit for Kendrick and lined a 2-1 pitch by Dale
Thayer into the left-center field gap to score Brown and Wil
Nieves for a 4-2 lead. Rollins and Chase Utley each walked
before Mayberry belted a 2-2 pitch from Alex Torres into the
left-field seats with one out in the seventh for his fifth
GAME NOTEBOOK: Rollins went 1-for-3 with a walk to push his
career hit total to 2,233, one shy of Mike Schmidt’s franchise
record. … Cabrera’s first-inning single snapped an 0-for-23
slump. … Philadelphia’s hard-throwing RHP Ken Giles made his
major-league debut with two outs in the ninth, giving up
Grandal’s homer and striking out Alexi Amarista to end it.
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