Chase Utley tags out DJ LeMahieu in the ninth inning of the Phillies' 5-4 win over the Rockies. (AP)
The Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies, 5-4, on Monday night. It was the first time the Phils have won consecutive games in a month.
John Mayberry Jr. keyed the offense with a three-run homer and three young pitchers -- Ethan Martin, Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman -- all delivered strong performances.
The Phils are 2-2 under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.
Starting pitching report
Rookie right-hander Martin pitched six scoreless innings before tiring in the seventh and allowing two runs. Martin gave up four hits, including a homer. He walked two and struck out six.
Colorado’s Jeff Manship allowed six hits, including two home runs, and five runs over five innings.
De Fratus and Diekman both registered two outs with two runners on base.
Diekman struck out Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado with two on in the eighth after the Rockies had cut the Phils’ lead to one. Diekman threw nine pitches to two batters and seven were strikes. He fanned Helton on three pitches and finished off Arenado with a fastball that hit 99 mph on the stadium radar gun.
Luis Garcia allowed two runs out of the Phillies’ bullpen as Colorado made it a one-run game in the eighth.
Jonathan Papelbon had his first save since July 11.
At the plate
Carlos Ruiz batted in the No. 2 hole and followed up Sunday’s four-hit game with a double and a solo homer. Mayberry keyed a four-run fourth inning with a three-run homer.
Troy Tulowitzki smacked his 21st homer for the Rockies. Wilin Rosario had a two-run single in the eighth.
In the field
Casper Wells started in right field and made a nice sliding catch on a sinking liner by Corey Dickerson to end the top of the sixth.
Roy Halladay will make a minor-league rehab start for Single A Lakewood on Tuesday night. Depending on how it goes, it could be his final rehab start before returning to the Phillies.
To make room for Tyler Cloyd, who will start Tuesday against the Rockies (see story), the Phillies optioned Raul Valdes to Triple A Lehigh Valley after Monday's win.
Cloyd (2-2, 3.41) comes up from Triple A to face Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (12-6, 3.22) on Tuesday night.