Philadelphia—The Phillies pull an April Fool's Day prank on the Houston Astros as they wait until the bottom of the 9th inning to wake up their bats on Opening Day. John Mayberry, Jr. caps off a three-run rally with a line drive over the head of Astros centerfielder Michael Bourn to knock in Ben Francisco with the game-winning run. The Phils enter the ninth down 4-2 and facing Houston closer Brandon Lyon. They put together good at bat after good at bat to tie the game 4-4 before Mayberry, Jr's heroics.
Roy Halladay was sharp as usual on the mound, giving up just one run in six innings. Cliff Lee makes his 2011 debut tomorrow night against Houston. First pitch is 7:05pm.