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PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie right-hander Ethan Martin pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

John Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz homered for Philadelphia, which won its second straight under interim manager Ryne Sandberg, who replaced the fired Charlie Manuel on Friday. The Phillies lost their first two under Sandberg.

The Rockies dropped their third straight.

Martin (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six and walking two. Staked to a 5-0 lead, he departed after surrendering a solo homer to Troy Tulowitzki and an RBI double to Todd Helton in the seventh.

Reliever Luis Garcia allowed a two-run single to Wilin Rosario in the eighth, cutting the gap to 5-4. With two on and one out, Jake Diekman replaced Garcia struck out Helton. A balk moved the runners up a base, but Diekman fanned Nolan Arenado. The third-strike fastballs to Helton and Arenado clocked at 97 and 99 mph, respectively.

Jonathan Papelbon allowed a leadoff single to DJ LeMahieu in the ninth but picked him off first. Papelbon then retired pinch hitter Charlie Culberson on a grounder and struck out Dexter Fowler to earn his 21st save in 27 opportunities.

Rockies starter Jeff Manship (0-3) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked one.

Mayberry's three-run homer highlighted the Phillies' four-run fourth inning. Ruiz added a solo shot in the fifth as the Phillies took a 5-0 lead.

NOTES: The Phillies will recall RHP Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make the start Tuesday against the Rockies. ... Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg said before the game that he has talked with veteran SS Jimmy Rollins about being less "pull happy" and being a top-of-the-order table-setter. "He needs to get on base," Sandberg said of Rollins, who before Monday had hit .219 since July 1. "I don't think him focusing on hitting 15 or 20 home runs is the right approach for him." ... Rollins and 2B Chase Utley started their 1,040th game together, equaling the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano for most by an active double-play combination. ... Rosario was back in the stating lineup. He sat Sunday after dealing with hamstring cramps earlier in the week.
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