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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins had the tie-breaking single in the sixth inning and rookie Jonathan Pettibone, making his major league debut, combined with four relievers on a strong pitching effort Monday night as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2.

Rollins' two-out single off reliever Jared Hughes (1-2) snapped a 2-2 tie. It made a winner of Raul Valdes (1-0), who pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief of Pettibone.

Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams followed with one scoreless inning apiece, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched around Garrett Jones' one-out double in the ninth to record his fourth save.

Pettibone, recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley after John Lannan went on the disabled list last week, worked 5 1-3 innings and allowed five hits and two runs, on homers by Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin. Pettibone, who struck out six and didn't walk a batter, threw 83 pitches, 51 of them for strikes.

With two outs in the sixth Erik Kratz drew a walk from Hughes. Pinch hitter Ezequiel Carrera followed with an infield single, and after Rollins lined the first pitch from Hughes just foul down the right-field line, he roped a single into right.

A.J. Burnett started for Pittsburgh and worked five innings, allowing five hits and two runs. He struck out seven and walked three.

Pettibone escaped the first inning despite yielding a leadoff double to Starling Marte. John Mayberry Jr. made a diving catch in right field of a liner off the bat of Jones for the third out.

In the second, after Alvarez lined a one-out homer into the right-field seats, the Phillies' defense again bailed out the young pitcher, as left fielder Domonic Brown threw out Martin at second base, as he attempted to stretch a single into a double.

The Phillies drew even in the third, when Burnett wild-pitched a run home, and then they took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, when with the bases loaded and two outs, Burnett hit Jimmy Rollins with a 2-2 pitch to force in a run.

Martin knotted the game again, at 2-2, with a leadoff homer in the fifth.

NOTES: Pettibone's dad, Jay, was also a professional pitcher, and like his son he was also managed by Charlie Manuel, at Double-A Orlando in the Minnesota chain, in 1984. Asked if he would like to someday manage Jay's grandson, Manuel smiled and said, "That would be super." ... The elder Pettibone and his wife were at the game. ... The Phillies began the night leading the majors with three pinch-hit homers, and were tied for the lead with 10 pinch-hit RBIs. Laynce Nix, who doubled in a run in the pinch during Sunday's 7-3 victory over St. Louis, leads the majors with five pinch hits, and is tied for the most homers (two) and RBIs (five). ... Pirates relievers Tony Watson and Justin Wilson entered the game having allowed five earned runs in their first 21 innings of work this year.
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