Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – John Mayberry’s hit over the head of Astros center fielder Michael Bourn brought in the winning run, capping a ninth-inning rally the Phillies used to record a 5-4 victory in their season opener.
Philadelphia faced a 4-2 deficit entering its last at-bat, but put together a comeback against the Astros’ Brandon Lyon (0-1). All of the Phillies’ hits in the inning were singles.
The Astros will take on the Phillies tomorrow in Game two of the opening series. Wandy Rodriguez gets to take on Cliff Lee. Brett Myers turned in a stellar performance in his opening start, going seven innings and allowing just three Philadelphia hits. He also snagged a pair of singles on his own.