Updated: 5:22 p.m.
The Phillies rallied for three runs late in the game to pull out a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park Sunday afternoon.
The Phils have won two in a row for the first time since Aug. 28-29.
Aaron Altherr scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh. Altherr had reached third on a triple.
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez suffered a dislocated left thumb during the game. Afterward, interim manager Pete Mackanin said Hernandez is probably done for the season.
The Phillies are 56-88.
Starting pitching report
Aaron Harang went five innings and allowed three runs. He walked one and struck out five. He left the game with a one-run lead.
Cubs right-hander Dan Haren lasted just three innings. He gave up seven hits and four runs.
Hector Neris, Dalier Hinojosa, Jerome Williams and Ken Giles all pitched a scoreless inning. Giles survived two hits in the ninth and recorded his 13th save.
Clayton Richard pitched four innings out of the Cubs’ bullpen. He wild-pitched home the Phillies’ tie-breaking run in the seventh.
At the plate
The Phillies out-hit the Cubs, 12-8.
Altherr doubled and tripled. He has 19 hits, 12 for extra bases.
Freddy Galvis’ two-run double in the eighth put the game away.
Ryan Howard knocked in three runs, one in the first inning with a sacrifice fly to center and two in the third with his 22nd homer of the season. Howard has 76 RBIs on the season.
Mackanin let Howard hit against the lefty Richard with a runner on third and the score tied in the bottom of the seventh. Howard struck out. He is hitting .130 (13 for 100) against left-handed pitching.
Chris Coghlan had a big day for the Cubs. He tripled in his first two at-bats and homered in the fifth inning.
In the field
Hernandez, the Phillies’ second baseman, made a costly error that allowed the Cubs to tie the game with two outs in the top of the seventh. Hernandez charged Anthony Rizzo’s bouncer toward first and tried to flip to Howard but lost the handle on the ball. Hernandez’s momentum carried his past first base and he collided with Rizzo, who is built like a tight end. Hernandez went down and pain and left the game.
The Phillies’ outfield defense was very good with rightfielder Brian Bogusevic and centerfielder Odubel Herrera making highlight catches.
The Phillies host Jonathan Papelbon and the flopping Washington Nationals for three games beginning Monday night. Here are the pitching matchups:
Monday night — RHP Aaron Nola (6-2, 3.56) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (12-8, 3.32)
Tuesday night — RHP David Buchanan (2-8, 9.11) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (8-7, 4.30)
Wednesday night — LHP Adam Morgan (5-6, 4.60) vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez (10-7, 3.88)