NL: Mayberry Jr. has a smashing debut

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. lined an RBI single off closer Brandon Lyon that capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 5-4.

Trailing 4-2 to start the ninth, the Phillies got going when Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard started with singles off Lyon (0-1). After Raul Ibanez popped up, Rollins stole third and Ben Francisco lined an RBI single. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single and Wilson Valdez hit a tying single that kept the bases loaded with one out.

Mayberry then sent a shot over drawn-in center fielder Michael Bourn, kicking off a celebration after he touched first base.

Ryan Madson (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning in relief.

Marlins 6, Mets 2

MIAMI (AP) - Josh Johnson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, John Buck hit a grand slam in his Florida debut and the Marlins beat the Mets.

Logan Morrison also homered and Gaby Sanchez added an RBI single for the Marlins, who played their 19th and final opener at Sun Life Stadium. The team moves into a new ballpark in 2012.

Willie Harris had a leadoff double in the seventh for New York's first hit off Johnson (1-0). Johnson allowed three hits and two runs in the seventh, leaving with two outs and getting an ovation from the crowd of 41,237, Florida's largest since a visit by the Yankees in June 2009.

Mike Pelfrey (0-1) gave up five runs, four hits and four walks in 4 1-3 innings for the Mets. Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 6, 11 innings

DENVER (AP) - Matt Lindstrom's wild pitch with one out in the top of the 11th allowed Gerardo Parra to score from third base, sending Arizona to a wild win over Colorado.

Parra singled off Matt Reynolds (0-1) to start the 11th, and Lindstrom came in and struck out a pinch hitter before Willie Bloomquist singled to right, putting runners at the corners for Kelly Johnson, who was at the plate when Lindstrom threw the wild pitch.

Right-hander Sam Demel (1-0), the fifth Diamondbacks pitcher, worked one scoreless inning for the win.

The Diamondbacks led 6-4 with two outs in the seventh when catcher Miguel Montero short-hopped a third-strike throw to first, allowing Carlos Gonzalez to score from second base. Jose Lopez then beat out an infield single to drive in the tying run.

Justin Upton and Miguel Montero went deep off an ineffective Ubaldo Jimenez. Pirates 6, Cubs 3

CHICAGO (AP) - Neil Walker hit a grand slam, Andrew McCutchen also homered and Kevin Correia pitched into the seventh inning as Pittsburgh started the season under new manager Clint Hurdle with a victory over the Cubs.

Walker's grand slam came off Ryan Dempster (0-1) on a full-count.

Correia (1-0) allowed seven hits and two earned runs in six-plus innings.


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