PHILADELPHIA -- Five years is a long time between wins. Thats why this one meant so much to reliever Frank Herrmann.Pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes singled home the winning run with one out in the 13th inning to give Herrmann and the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 victory over Miami on Friday night, dropping the Marlins (73-74) five games behind the New York Mets for the second NL wild card.Herrmann, who spent much of the season pitching in the minors for Philadelphia, tossed two scoreless innings and earned his first major league win since 2011.Its nice to contribute, Herrmann said. Things havent gone as well as I would have hoped since being up here, but I feel like on the whole this season Ive thrown the ball pretty well, so its nice to express that.Ryan Howard homered to spark a three-run rally for the Phillies in the sixth. Cameron Rupp and Odubel Herrera hit back-to-back doubles to tie the game, and Herrera scored on an RBI groundout by Aaron Altherr.Derek Dietrich pulled the Marlins even with his first career pinch-hit homer in the eighth, connecting off Edubray Ramos.Obviously, our guys really battled tonight, but when you get to the root of it, we left a lot of people out there, Miami manager Don Mattingly said. We left some guys out there with sacrifice-fly situations or if someone hits a ball in a gap there somewhere, you put a game like this away. We just werent able to do it.Herrmann (1-2) had not won in the big leagues since pitching four innings in relief during a 16-inning game for the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 31, 2011.The last three of his five career wins have come in extra innings.Herrmann said his teammates in the minors were calling him The Snake because a handful of times he would sneak into games in extra innings and steal the win.To get wins like this mean a lot to me, he said.It was the longest game of the season for the Phillies, both in innings and time of game (4 hours, 43 minutes). But it was worth the wait for Paredes, who got his chance with the bases loaded in the 13th.With the Marlins playing five infielders to try and cut down a run at home plate, Paredes lined a pinch-hit single off A.J. Ramos (1-3) to right field, scoring Peter Bourjos.I took advantage of that defense, Paredes said. I noticed there was nobody in center field, so I just tried to put the ball in play in the middle.Philadelphias bullpen did a fine job in relief of starter Adam Morgan. The relievers allowed just one run in 8 2/3 innings. Morgan was lifted after 4 2/3 innings. He gave up two unearned runs, seven hits and two walks.Martin Prado had three hits, two doubles and an RBI for Miami. Dee Gordon got three hits and stole two bases.Bourjos opened the bottom of the 13th with a single and went to third on Herreras one-out single. Freddy Galvis walked to load the bases, and Paredes lined a single over the drawn-in infield.The teams struggled to get runners home and also had difficulty making contact at times. They combined to leave 24 runners on base and struck out a combined 30 times.The Marlins left the bases loaded in the 11th inning and left two runners on base four other times in the game.Likely playing in his final few games with the Phillies in front of the home crowd, Howard connected leading off the sixth. He tied Maikel Franco for the team lead with his 22nd home run.Hopefully, he can continue over the last 14 games, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. Not that he is going to play every game, but its good to see him do that -- and its good for the fans.Howard also pulled even with Tony Perez and Orlando Cepeda for 70th place on the career list with homer No. 379.Rupp followed with a double that chased Marlins starter Tom Koehler. Herrera tied the game with a double off reliever Mike Dunn.STATSPrado is hitting .318 against the Phillies this season with eight doubles and eight RBI. ... Koehler made his 30th start, joining Dontrelle Willis and Scott Olsen as the only Marlins pitchers to reach that plateau in three consecutive seasons. ... Morgan did not allow an earned run, the 14th straight start by a Phillies pitcher in which they yielded three runs or fewer. Thats the longest streak for Philadelphia since a 17-game stretch in July 2000. ... Galvis has gone 50 consecutive games without an error. He leads NL shortstops in fielding percentage (.996) since the All-Star break.TRAINERS ROOMMarlins: OF Giancarlo Stanton made his first start since a groin injury on Aug. 9. He had made five pinch-hit appearances since returning last week. With the team limiting his innings, Stanton went 0 for 2 with two walks and grounded into a double play before being replaced in the sixth.Phillies: Top prospect J.P. Crawford, thought to be a candidate for a September call-up, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove loose bodies. The team said Crawford is expected to be ready for spring training.UP NEXTMarlins RHP Jose Urena (4-6, 4.89 ERA) opposes Phillies RHP Jeremy Hellickson (11-9, 3.76) on Saturday night. Matt Cassel Jersey . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. Ken Dorsey Jersey . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/ . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. Hugh McElhenny Jersey . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Kevan Barlow Jersey . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. Andreas Mikkelsen has completed a Volkswagen one-two at the powerhouse teams last World Rally Championship event, beating home teammate Sebastien Ogier by 14.9 seconds on the NSW north coast.However, the team missed out on their fourth consecutive one-two in the drivers championship, after Hyundais Thierry Neuville finished Australias 23 stages in third place to clinch the runners-up title.Its been such a perfect end to the season,Mikkelsen saidComing here I had nothing to lose. During all this year I really drove for the championship, but coming here I just went for the win.The event is the Volkswagen teams last, after the organisation shocked the sport earlier this month by announcing their departure following the brands emissions scandal.Mikkelsen dominated the rally, leading the overall standings after all but one stage and overcoming a bizarre incident on Saturday when his clutch become stuck on his brake pedal midway through a stage.However, he said the final day of the season as bittersweet, after he arrived with hopes of claiming second spot in the championship by winning the event and claiming points in the final power stage.Those hopes were dashed though when Kiwi Hayden Pardon suffered a puncture on Sunday morning, dropping him out of third and promoting his teammate Neuville onto the podium.ddddddddddddhe plan was to try and win the power stage because I would like to try and beat Thierry for that second place but Im still happy about this, Mikkelsen said.Mikkelsen started the day two seconds clear of teammate Ogier.That gap was extended on the first stage of the day, before the Frenchman spun on the 20th stage, costing him 19.6 seconds in the race for the lead and virtually handing the rally to his teammate.World champion Ogier also would have dropped out of the top two if not for a puncture suffered by then-third placed Paddon.The Kiwi had vowed to drive to the extreme to try and chase a win after starting the day 12 seconds behind.But he went wide on a turn and suffered external damage to his Hyundai, a shredded left rear costing him 73 seconds.He recovered to finish fourth.The race was also delayed on the 21st stage for almost half hour when Eric Camilli rolled his M-Sport vehicle onto its side and then its roof, before a small fire broke out in the car.He was retired from the stage but appeared unhurt. 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