PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The
are glad they offered
the chance to return home.
Glanville led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run off reliever
to lift the
to a 5-4 victory over the slumping
and a sweep of their three-game series.
Glanville thrilled a Citizens Bank Park standing-room-only crowd of 43,791 by pulling a 3-1 pitch from Biddle (0-1) over the left field wall.
"Actually, I was saying I never had a walkoff home run in the major leagues and a 3-1 count...it was in my head a little bit," said Glanville, who was inserted as part of a double switch in the seventh inning. "But I'm not a power guy, so I tried to get on base first, but he threw it right where I could handle it."
The Phillies signed Glanville, the team's starting center fielder from 1998-2002, to a one-year contract worth $550,000 in January to serve as a backup to starting outfielders
The 33-year-old Glanville left Philadelphia and signed with Texas last season after being unseated as the starting center fielder by Byrd. He was acquired by the
in July and contributed a game-winning triple in the 11th inning of Game Three of the National League Championship Series.
"I learned in Chicago that a lot of this is ego management," said Glanville, who played at the University of Pennsylvania and maintained his home near Philadelphia. "You've got to really put your ego on the shelf and go out there and feel like you can contribute."
(1-0) pitched for the fourth time in as many days and threw a scoreless inning to get his first win as a Phillie. He already has four saves.
"Wagner just went on guts today," said Phillies manager
. "He said 'I could go one inning' and I don't dictate to him."
hit a two-run homer off reliever
in the fifth to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead.
The Expos tied the game in the seventh when
led off with a triple off reliever
and scored on a grounder to second by pinch-hitter
The Phillies have won four straight since a 1-6 start while the Expos suffered their seventh consecutive loss and fell to 2-10.
hit a two-run homer and
added a solo shot in the first inning, giving the Expos a 3-0 lead. But Phillies starter
recovered and pitched five scoreless innings after that.
"You get a good start like that, you would figure you might be able to score six or seven runs today," said Expos manager
. "We had a couple of opportunities where we could've added on to what we had, but we didn't do it."