Reds rally to beat Phillies 4-3

July 7, 2009 7:15:45 PM PDT
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.

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