Phillies score 4 in 9th to beat Cubs 4-1

Philadelphia Phillies' Brian Schneider is safe at home as the ball gets away from Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.The Phillies scored four in the ninth winning 4-1.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

July 17, 2010 1:47:59 PM PDT
Placido Polanco, just off the disabled list, hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for four runs against wild closer Carlos Marmol to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Saturday.

Chad Durbin (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Brad Lidge got three outs for his seventh save in 10 tries.

Chicago won the first two games of the series and appeared on its way to making it three straight with a 1-0 lead. Marmol had struck out the side in the ninth Friday to get the save.

But pinch-hitters Brian Schneider and Ross Gload worked back-to-back walks with one out in the ninth Saturday against Marmol (2-2), who blew his fourth save in 21 chances.

After Shane Victorino struck out, Schneider raced around with the tying run on Polanco's two-out single to left, sliding in as catcher Geovany Soto couldn't hold Tyler Colvin's strong, one-hop throw.

Marmol then uncorked a ball-four wild pitch with Jimmy Rollins at the plate as Gload sprinted in with the go-ahead run. After an intentional walk to Ryan Howard loaded the bases, Marmol walked Jayson Werth to force in the third run and was replaced, leaving to boos after issuing five walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Raul Ibanez had an RBI infield single off James Russell to make it 4-1.

Chicago snapped a scoreless pitching duel between Randy Wells and Cole Hamels in the seventh on Ryan Theriot's squeeze bunt single.

Starlin Castro opened the inning with a double off Hamels and moved to third on pinch-hitter Xavier Nady's grounder to shortstop.

As Castro broke for the plate with one out, Theriot dropped down a perfect bunt. Hamels picked up the ball and glanced at the plate, and his throw to first was too late to get Theriot after second baseman Wilson Valdez hesitated and didn't get to the bag in time.

Hamels allowed eight hits in seven innings.

Philadelphia loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth on Werth's double, an intentional walk to Ibanez and another walk to Carlos Ruiz. When Valdez hit a slow grounder to first baseman Derrek Lee, Wells raced to cover and just beat a hustling and sliding Valdez to the bag for the third out.

The Cubs had first and second and none out in the fourth but Hamels escaped, getting Alfonso Soriano to hit into a double play before Castro grounded out. With two runners on in the sixth, Hamels got Soriano to fly out and Soto on a called third strike. NOTES: With Polanco back from the DL (sore elbow) and batting second, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel used Victorino as his leadoff hitter and Rollins in the third spot. ... Game-time temperature was 88 degrees. ... Attendance was 40,924.