PHILADELPHIA, July 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Rowand's ninth-inning single drove in Ryan Howard Tuesday to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Rowand and Howard each had two RBI. Chase Utley went 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Phillies, who won two in a row for the first time since June 18 and 19.
Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run home run, the first of his career. Ruiz was recalled before the game to replace Sal Fasano, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game with left knee inflammation.
Tom Gordon (3-3) picked up the win, giving up just two hits in 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.