Ryan Howard doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. Pat Burrell tied the game with a dramatic three-run homer in the seventh.
Chase Utley led off the 10th with a single off Taylor Buchholz, who is 6-and-5 with the loss. After Burrell struck out, Howard lined a double to left, and the speedy Utley hustled all the way around for the winning run as the Phillies continue to gain ground in their playoff push.
The Rockies and Phillies are jostling in the NL wild-card standings. Philadelphia took the first game of the four-game series to close within a game and a-half of the idle wild card-leading Padres. The Rockies are three and a-half back.