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Phillies turn triple play, benefit from error to beat Padres

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San Diego Padres' Ryan Schimpf is met by Wil Myers at home plate after homering against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) San Diego Padres' Ryan Schimpf is met by Wil Myers at home plate after homering against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco makes an off-balance throw while trying to get San Diego Padres' Wil Myers at first base in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. Myers was safe. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco makes an off-balance throw while trying to get San Diego Padres' Wil Myers at first base in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. Myers was safe. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, left, pumps his fist after a Phillies triple play against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. Umpire Mike Everett, center, and Padres' Derek N Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, left, pumps his fist after a Phillies triple play against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. Umpire Mike Everett, center, and Padres' Derek N
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez and catcher Carlos Ruiz congratulate each other after the Phillies' 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez and catcher Carlos Ruiz congratulate each other after the Phillies' 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, center front, reacts to a Phillies triple play against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. Padres' Derek Norris, center back, looks on. (AP Ph Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, center front, reacts to a Phillies triple play against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in San Diego. Padres' Derek Norris, center back, looks on. (AP Ph

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tommy Joseph's had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning as the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of a key San Diego error and then turned the first triple play in Petco Park history in a 6-5 victory over the Padres on Sunday.

Rookie shortstop Jose Rondon's throwing error on Cesar Hernandez's grounder leading off the seventh against Brad Hand (3-3) allowed the Phillies' hitter to reach second base safely. Hernandez scored the tiebreaking run two outs later on Joseph's single to left.

The Padres were gifted two walks to open the bottom of the seventh. But then pinch-hitter Jabari Blash hit into the ballpark's first triple play. Blash smoked a grounder to third baseman Maikel Franco, who stepped on the bag and fired to second baseman Hernandez to erase Rondon, and Hernandez's relay to first beat Blash by a step.

It was the Phillies' first triple play since doing it against the New York Mets on Aug. 23, 2009.

Jerad Eickhoff (7-12) pitched six innings, surrendering five runs and five hits with five strikeouts. Jeanmar Gomez worked the ninth for his 29th save.

Ryan Schimpf capped the Padres' three-run sixth with a game-tying 326-foot, two-run homer that just stayed fair down the right-field line and. Alex Dickerson had a sacrifice fly earlier in the inning.

Dickerson's seventh homer of the year in the fourth pulled the Padres to 5-2.

Philadelphia sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth to seize a 5-1 edge as Jarred Cosart got knocked around. Most of the damage came with two outs.

After a double play, Carlos Ruiz, who had three hits, drove in Ryan Howard with a single and scored on Freddy Galvis' double. Eickhoff helped his cause with a run-scoring single and the final Odubel Herrera capped the inning with an RBI single.

Herrera also had three hits.

San Diego's tied the score 1-1 in the third, thanks to some sloppy Philadelphia defense. Derek Norris opened with a single and Franco then flagged down Rondon's hot grounder at third. However, Franco's errant throw to second went into right field and Norris eventually scored on Jankowski's groundout.

The Phillies struck in the first inning. Herrera turned on Cosart's 92-mph fastball for a solo homer, his 12th on the season. That snapped a string of 13 consecutive innings that the Phillies had failed to score with Eickhoff pitching.

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Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.77) gets the nod as the team continues its West Coast swing against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Eflin has won but once in his last four starts, which includes two no-decisions. It is Eflin's first outing against the Dodgers, a team he was traded to by the San Diego Padres before he landed with the Phillies.

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (5-5,6.67) kicks off the Padres' road trip in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Perdomo has given up three runs of less in seven of his last nine starts since June 15. He was tagged for a loss in his last outing, working 6 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

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