Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - It's been over 40 years since the
Philadelphia Phillies had lost eight in a row at home.
Thanks to Jimmy Rollins, it will stay that way for a little while longer.
Mired in a seven-game home slump, Rollins lined an RBI single in the 12th
inning to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Giants in the conclusion
of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
Philadelphia has endured a season many would wish to forget, and its third
seven-game losing streak at its nine-year-old ballpark is now in the history
books. Rollins' hit helped snap a three-game losing streak overall.
John Mayberry Jr. hit a pair of home runs for the second time in his career,
and Chase Utley had an RBI triple in the opening inning. Kyle Kendrick (4-8)
received the win for 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Nate Schierholtz hit two home runs as well for the Giants, who were aiming for
their first sweep of the Phillies since 2004. Brad Penny (0-1) took the loss
after Barry Zito allowed three runs in a seven-inning start.
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