PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
The interleague matchup between teams with two of the four worst records in the majors lasted 5 hours, 5 minutes.
Hector Neris (1-0) tossed a perfect inning to earn the win in his major league debut.
Grady Sizemore led off the inning against Jake Buchanan (1-2) with a hard one-hop single under second baseman Jose Altuve's glove. After Ben Revere sacrificed, Jimmy Rollins flied out and Chase Utley was intentionally walked.
Howard then ripped a 1-2 pitch to right and Sizemore slid in safely ahead of right fielder Robbie Grossman's throw.
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