MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The
were not ready to officially be ruled out of postseason contention.
plated runs in the 10th inning as the Phillies came from behind to post a 4-3 victory over the
and avoid elimination in the National League wild card race.
"I don't think it matters if there are runners in scoring position," Lieberthal said. "I've been hot lately. The way I'm feeling at the plate right now, it's nice to feel and take it into the offseason."
Lieberthal, who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games, singled to center to score
and snap a 2-2 tie. Howard's double later in the inning plated former Expo
with what proved to be winning run.
"Lieberthal has ben swinging very well," Phillies manager
said. "Especially, I'd say, the last four or five weeks. His numbers are going to look good."
Lieberthal is hitting .420 during the streak with four homers and nine RBI.
(5-6) tossed a scoreless ninth for the win.
picked up his 19th save, despite giving up
's 32nd homer in the bottom of the 10th.
Run-scoring singles by
and Macier Izturis in the first and third innings, respectively, gave Montreal a 2-0 lead. But after
got the Phillies on the board with a sacrifice fly in the eighth,
knotted the game with one of his own in the ninth.
(0-1) took the loss after giving up one run and one hit in one inning.
was charged with one run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings.
"I was able to keep them off-balance for the most part," Downs said. "Keeping the ball down, keeping the ball in and out of the middle of the plate. We made some plays and they hit the ball at some guys."
, who entered with a 10-0 lifetime record against the Expos, left the game after the second inning with a groin injury.
"It had been sore since my last start," Millwood said. "It kind of got worse and worse as the game went on. I was just trying to get through it. I just didn't want to take a chance."
More than 8,400 fans turned out for what likely was the final Saturday baseball game in Montreal. The Expos are expected to move next season, with the Washington D.C. area as the leading contender to be their new home.