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Ryan Howard drove in two runs and seven pitchers combined to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Sunday night and complete a doubleheader sweep. John Mayberry Jr. hit an RBI single in the ninth inning of the first game to lift the Phillies to a 3-2 win. The Phillies trailed 4-1 in the second game before scoring two runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings for their fourth straight win. They have forced their way into the NL wild-card race and play their next seven games against cellar dwellers Miami and Houston. B.J. Rosenberg (1-2) struck out two in a scoreless sixth for the win. Josh Roenicke (4-2) took the loss. Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his 32nd save. The Rockies followed Wilin Rosario's four passed balls in Game 1 with five errors in the nightcap. Chris Nelson hit a three-run homer for the Rockies, who have lost five straight games. Ty Wigginton hit the tying homer for the Phillies in the sixth and helped move them...
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