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Recap: Phillies Beat Diamondbacks 9-5

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Howard finished 2-for-4 with a two- run homer, three RBI and two runs scored as Philadelphia rallied past Arizona, 9-5, in the opener of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Cody Ransom and Jayson Werth also each hit two-run blasts for the Phillies, who set a season-high for consecutive wins with their sixth in a row and have also won nine straight at home.

David Herndon (1-2) gave up two runs and coughed up a lead during the sixth inning in relief of starter Cole Hamels but picked up his first major-league win.

Mark Reynolds homered and drove in a pair, while Adam LaRoche and Stephen Drew knocked in a run apiece for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped five in a row.

Jordan Norberto (0-1) took the loss after being charged with two runs and two hits while not recording an out.


Final - 7.27.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 8 0
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 X 9 13 1
WP: David Herndon (1 - 2)
LP: Jordan Norberto (0 - 1)

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