PHILADELPHIA — Ramon Hernandez hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Brad Lidge in the ninth inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Brandon Phillips hit a pair of homers and drove in three runs to help the Reds rebound from the worst loss in franchise history.
Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth hit consecutive homers in the second for the NL East-leading Phillies, who had won four straight.
David Weathers (1-1) tossed a scoreless eighth, pitching out of trouble. All-Star closer Francisco Cordero finished for his 21st save in 22 chances.
One night after beating the Reds 22-1, the Phillies squandered several opportunities. They stranded 12 runners and went 0-for-5 with a runner on third and less than two outs.
Joey Votto doubled into the right-field corner leading off the ninth against Lidge (0-4). After Phillips sacrificed, pinch-hitter Laynce Nix was intentionally walked. Hernandez followed with a soft liner to center to drive in Votto.
In the bottom of the eighth, Votto saved a run with a nice play at first base. He fielded Jimmy Rollins' sharp grounder and made a strong throw to nail John Mayberry Jr. trying to score from third.
Phillips hit a two-run homer to right in the fourth, and his solo shot to left with two outs in the sixth tied it at 3.
Reds starter Aaron Harang gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings. He is winless since May 25.
Howard snapped a homerless drought when he launched a drive off the brick batter's eye in straightaway center leading off Philadelphia's second. He hadn't gone deep in his last 49 at-bats.
■ The Reds called up reliever Robert Manuel from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. Manuel was 3-3 with a 2.51 ERA in 32 appearances for Louisville with eight saves in nine chances. The call-up, his first to the majors, wasn't a total shock.
"I never do it, but I packed a couple of red-sleeved shirts just in case," he said. "I saw that their bullpen got used the last couple of days. In the back of my mind, I thought I had a chance to come up here."
To make room for Manuel, infielder Drew Sutton was optioned to Louisville.