Phillies beat White Sox in extra innings
John Mayberry Jr. bailed out Jonathan Papelbon Sunday afternoon, and the Phillies beat the White Sox in extra innings to head into the All-Star break with a .500 record.
Papelbon surrendered a one-run lead in the ninth inning. He allowed a one-out single to left fielder Dayan Viciedo. Two batters later, Josh Phegley’s two-out single drove in Blake Tekotte, who stole second after Chicago manager Robin Ventura had been sent him in to pinch-run for Viciedo.
Mayberry delivered a two-out game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th to give the Phillies the 4-3 victory.
It was the third straight extra-innings game between the Phillies (48-48) and White Sox (37-55).
Papelbon’s fifth blown save of the season meant Cole Hamels, who pitched eight strong innings, had to settle for a no decision. Antonio Bastardo, who pitched a scoreless tenth, picked up the win.
Hamels allowed just two runs on eight hits in his eight innings of work. At the plate, Hamels was 2-for-2 with an RBI on Sunday.