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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins lined an RBI single in the 12th inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Sunday.

John Mayberry Jr. hit a pair of solo homers and Joe Blanton had another strong start for Philadelphia.

Nate Schierholtz hit two solo shots for the Giants.

Kyle Kendrick (4-8) earned the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings.

Carlos Ruiz walked in the 12th against Brad Penny (0-1). He advanced to third on Laynce Nix's single to right and scored on Rollins' hit to right.

Blanton gave up three runs and seven hits in eight innings. Blanton is in the last year of a contract, and h might be dealt before the July 31 deadline. His 17-5 record after the All-Star break since 2008 is the best in the majors

Barry Zito allowed three runs and five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings for the Giants. The lefty remained 8-6 with a 3.75 ERA in an excellent bounce-back season after an injury-plagued 2011.

Schierholtz led off the game with a homer and connected again with two outs in the eighth to tie it at 3-3. He has just five homers this season, but two multihomer games.

The Phillies took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on Mayberry's second homer, a high drive to left. All eight of his homers this season have come since May 11.

Mayberry didn't have any RBIs in his previous 39 at-bats before going deep in the fourth to tie it at 2-2. Pablo Sandoval's RBI double in the fourth put the Giants up 2-1.

Schierholtz crushed his first career leadoff homer to put the Giants up 1-0.

The Phillies answered in the first when Chase Utley hit an RBI triple to deep right-center. They had runners on first and third with one out, but Hunter Pence grounded into a double play for the 13th time this season.

Zito struck out Ryan Howard to leave runners on second and third in the third.

Notes: Giants catcher Buster Posey is 18-for-36 in his last 10 games. ... Melky Cabrera has a nine-game hitting streak. ... The Phillies designated outfielder Jason Pridie for assignment to make room for Nix. Pridie went 3-for-10 with a double, homer and three RBIs in Philadelphia. Nix was out since May 11 because of a left calf strain. ... A crowd of 44,551 was the 267th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park. ... Roy Halladay (4-5) takes the mound for the Phillies against former Philadelphia All-Star lefty Randy Wolf (3-6) in the opener of a three-game series against Milwaukee on Monday. ... Ryan Vogelson (7-4) pitches for the Giants when they return home to start a three-game set against San Diego on Monday.
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