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Related:Baltimore orioles, pittsburgh pirates, phillies, mlb, mets: Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. lined RBI single, closer Brandon Lyon, who limited the manifestation of all three points at the bottom of the ninth inning Friday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 5-4.

Brett Myers Day is almost glued to his former team, outdueling Roy Halladay, the Phillies have staged a dramatic comeback on the opening day.

Trailing 2.4 to start the ninth, the Phillies happens when Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard started with a single, Lyon (0-1). Following from Raul Ibanez, Rollins stole third and Ben Francisco lined RBI single. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single and Wilson Valdez hit tying single that kept bases loaded with one out.

Mayberry then sent a shot over center fielder goes to Michael Bourn, launches celebrations after touching first base. Then he got a shaving cream pie in the face during postgame interviews.

Ryan Madson (1-0) earned the victory with a round aimlessly with relief.

Myers, Phillies Opening Day starter in 2007-09, allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits in seven innings.

With long, thick beard, Myers threw a total of 85 fields, partly because he was not molested. Phyllis did not swing and miss against him until the seventh, but did not hit the ball too much, despite how much contact - until the ninth.

Halladay champion Cy Young winner allowed to run and five hits, striking six in six innings. Myers had two of those visits.

Halladay did not get much support from the offense is missing № 3 hitter Chase Utley (injured) and the former number 5 hitter Jason Wert (signed U.S. $ 126 million from Washington).

Myers had something to do with it. He picked up where he left off last year. Former first-round pick the Phillies, Myers was 8.14 with a 3,14 ERA in his first season with the Astros and pitched at least six innings in 32 of his 33 starts.

Four-time champion Phillies NL East became instant favorites of their second World Series title in four years after the signing of Cliff Lee in December. But the injuries claimed in the spring and they came into the season without Utley, Lidge their five all-star second baseman, and closer Brad.

They will need more production of programming, which includes two former MVP status, and five former All-Stars, to avoid a dramatic finish.

Valdez, filling Atlee, and Francisco, to be held Werth at the moment, delivered the keystrokes in the ninth.

The Astros broke in the sixth against Halladay. Angel Sanchez led off with a infield single to Grounder that slowly rolled under the objective of the second glove Valdes. Hunter Pence followed with a double to the fence in right center. Sanchez scored on a start-to-bill from the floor to give a 1-0 lead in Houston.

Halladay left after this round, and the Astros tacked on three more runs in the seventh. Brett Wallace Distinguished pitcher JC Romero and pitcher David Herndon allowed single Humberto Quintero. After Myers victim, Bourne hit a triple to right-center for a 3-0 lead. Sanchez followed with a sacrifice fly to 4-0.

Phillies cut the deficit in half in the bottom half. Placido Polanco walked, Rollins singled out and they moved the ball past Quintero. Sacrifice fly RBI LAUNCH Howard and Ibanez got the Phillies to 4-2.

Halladay struck out five of the first eight batters he faced and did not allow a runner until Myers hit one in the middle third. Myers struck surprised even his teammates, who laughed in the dugout.

Myers has received more next time, too. With two outs in the fifth, Quintero reached second when right fielder Francisco threw his shirt to make a mistake. Myers, then lined up one on the right, but Quintero accepted. Halladay was running jam Bourne resigned all deeply human.

Halladay won 21 games his first season with the Phillies, including a great game. Then he threw a no-hitter in his first career start in the playoffs.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel received the first applause of the afternoon, when he argued a call at first base in the third. After Valdez lined a double to left-out, Halladay hit Grounder in the middle. Shortstop Sanchez went far to his left, he destroyed his shot first appeared late. But first base referee Bob Davidson said Halladay, inciting race for leadership and express their thoughts.

A day that began with the fall of snow followed by steady gusts of major rain that canceled batting practice ended up being pretty decent. He was only 41 degrees, but the sky was clear, when Halladay threw the first pitch at 1:10.

For the first time in three years, before the game celebrations do not include the banner to raise awareness, because the Phillies fell two victories short of the three repeated as champions in the NL.

Headed by the Phanatic, mascot plush green, players on the streets outside the stadium and entered the field of Ashburn Alley in center field is left. They walked through the crowd, mingling with fans and red carpet stretches from the warning track in the infield.