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Howard's RBI hit in 15th lifts Phils over Astros

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

The interleague matchup between teams with two of the four worst records in the majors lasted 5 hours, 5 minutes.

Hector Neris (1-0) tossed a perfect inning to earn the win in his major league debut.

Grady Sizemore led off the inning against Jake Buchanan (1-2) with a hard one-hop single under second baseman Jose Altuve's glove. After Ben Revere sacrificed, Jimmy Rollins flied out and Chase Utley was intentionally walked.

Howard then ripped a 1-2 pitch to right and Sizemore slid in safely ahead of right fielder Robbie Grossman's throw.

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