By Associated Press 5:59am, August 6, 2014Ryan Howard singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
The interleague matchup between teams with two of the four worst records in the majors lasted 5 hours, 5 minutes.
Hector Neris (1-0) tossed a perfect inning to earn the win in his major league debut.
Grady Sizemore led off the inning against Jake Buchanan (1-2) with a hard one-hop single under second baseman Jose Altuve's glove. After Ben Revere sacrificed, Jimmy Rollins flied out and Chase Utley was intentionally walked.
Howard then ripped a 1-2 pitch to right and Sizemore slid in safely ahead of right fielder Robbie Grossman's throw.
Kyle Kendrick pitched one of his better games this season, going seven innings, giving up just five hits and one earned run. But the Phillies needed seven pitchers out of the bullpen before they got the win.
Tonight, David Buchanan goes for the Phils against Brad Peacock...pre-game on WDEL starts at 6:30.
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