PHILADELPHIA -- Manny Trillo felt good to talk about his hitting for a change rather than his fielding.
Trillo, who set three major-league records for fielding last week, picked up his second game-winning RBI Wednesday night in as many nights - a two-run, tie-breaking single in the sixth inning -- to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-4 win over the Montreal Expos.
Trillo's heroics enabled Steve Carlton to become the first 15-game winner in the major leagues. Carlton, 15-8, who fell behind 3-0 early, allowed four hits after the fourth inning and scattered eight hits overall in picking up his 200th victory in a Phillies' uniform and his 277th overall.
Trillo came to the plate after Expos Manager Jim Fanning ordered an intentional walk to George Vukovich with first base open to load the bases, but he foiled the Montreal strategy with a line single to center off loser Scott Sanderson, 6-10.
'Sure it's challenging, but he (Fanning) went by the book,' Trillo said. 'It's a 60 percent chance that he'll get me out, but I've got some swings. I concentrated a lot. It was a tie game and you want to be the hero in a situation like that.
'With all those defensive records, it's good to talk about hitting for a change.'
Sanderson said he thought he made a perfect pitch to Trillo until he saw the results.
'I pitched him exactly where I wanted to,' he said. 'I threw the best curve I can throw in the best location I can throw it. When I let it go, I thought it was the perfect pitch. I guess Manny did, too.'
Bob Dernier singled and scored on Pete Rose's double to enable the Phillies to tie the game with their first run of the sixth. Gary Matthews walked and both runners moved into scoring position on a grounder by Bo Diaz to set the stage for Trillo and give the Phillies their third straight one-run victory over the Expos.
Montreal took a 3-0 lead in the fourth off Carlton on a three-run homer by Tim Wallach -- his first of two for the night -- which followed a two-out single by Al Oliver and a walk to Gary Carter.
Philadelphia scored its first two runs in the fourth on a two-run single by Vukovich.
The Expos' Joel Youngblood, who was obtained from the New York Mets earlier in the day, became the first player in major-league history to compete for two different teams in separate cities on the same day when he entered the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth. He had an infield single in the seventh.
'I heard in the third inning (of the Mets' game against the Cubs in Chicago) that I was traded,' Youngblood said. 'I made plane reservations immediately. I showered and packed and made it to the plane with 20 minutes to spare. I had dinner on the plane and caught a cab here. It's funny, I left there in the third and got here in the third.'