John Mayberry Jr. #15 of the Philadelphia Phillies has a cooler of water thrown on him after hitting a grand slam in the 11th inning to win the game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-3.
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.
NOTES: 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).