PHILADELPHIA -- Trailing by four runs in the ninth, the Chicago White Sox staged a late rally that made a lot of Philadelphia Phillies fans very nervous.It just wasnt quite enough.Odubel Herrera kept up his hitting surge with a homer among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Phillies held off a late White Sox comeback attempt in a 7-6 win Tuesday night.Offensively, we just kept chipping away and getting to a point, even in the last inning right there, you bring up the tying run, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Weve got to be able to hold them, and thats got to be the biggest thing.Tommy Joseph and Roman Quinn added two hits apiece and combined to drive in three runs for the Phillies. Herrera, who hits between Joseph and Quinn in the lineup, is 15 for 28 in his last seven games after slumping for most of the summer following his trip to the All-Star Game.Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run for the White Sox, who have lost four straight. Struggling veteran James Shields (5-18), winless since July 26, allowed six earned runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.It was kind of on and off, Shields said. I made some pretty good pitches that I thought they were going to hit the dirt and they got some hits on me, strung together a couple of hits when they needed to. I got the infield in and they got some holes. But Ive got to do a better job of getting some outs there early.Trailing 7-3 in the ninth, the White Sox pulled within one on a two-out wild pitch and a two-run double from Adam Eaton. However, Michael Mariot came on and got Tim Anderson to ground out to short to end the game and pick up his first career save.It wasnt pretty but we hung on to win that game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. That was huge.Jake Thompson (3-5) gave up three runs and four hits over five innings to earn the win for the Phillies.For the second straight game, the Phillies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. After Quinn walked, Herrera hit a 1-1 pitch into the Phillies bullpen for his 15th homer of the season.Herrera also started a two-out rally in the third, singling and stealing second, before scampering home on Josephs two-out double. Joseph then came home when Anderson couldnt handle a sharp liner off the bat of Maikel Franco, giving the Phillies a 4-3 lead.Herreras big night continued in the fifth when he snuck a ground-ball through the hole between first and second to drive in Quinn and extend Philadelphias lead to 5-3.Hes more disciplined at the plate, Mackanin said of Herrera. He looks more like the guy we saw early in the season than the guy we did for the last six weeks. For whatever reason, he seemed to lose focus but he seems to be getting it back. That bodes well for us.Quinns two-run single in the sixth provided enough insurance for the Phillies to open their second-to-last home series of the season with a win.Before the ninth, Chicagos big inning came in the third. With two outs and nobody on, Anderson doubled and Jose Abreu walked before Cabrera lined a 1-1 pitch just inside the right-field foul pole for his 12th home run of the year, putting the White Sox ahead 3-2.FLASHING LEATHERWith two on and one out in the fifth, sure-handed Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis made a very nice sliding snag of Abreus grounder before starting an impressive inning-ending double play that killed Chicagos rally.STRUGGLING VS. THE PHILLIESThe White Sox are 2-7 in their last nine games against the Phillies dating back to June 11, 2007. It is their lowest winning percentage against any National League team in that span.IMPRESSIVE STARTJuan Minaya, who pitched a scoreless seventh, has tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings to begin his career after making his MLB debut earlier this month. He has allowed only five hits in 26 at bats.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Ryan Howard missed his third straight game because of knee soreness. He had his knee drained over the weekend.UP NEXTThe Phillies and White Sox close their two-game series Wednesday with Chicago LHP Chris Sale (16-8, 3.03) opposing Philadelphia RHP Jerad Eickhoff (10-14, 3.74). Hydro Flask Coffee 12 oz Coffee Lava . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. Hydro Flask Kopen . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. http://www.hydroflasknederland.com/hydro-flask-coffee-20-oz-coffee-citroen.html . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth 24 oz Flamingo . - Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime as the Erie Otters came from behind to defeat the visiting Guelph Storm 4-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Hydro Flask Beer & Wine 10 oz Wine Tumbler Lava .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. SEC Volleyball Week 12 Player of the Week:Ashley Dusek ? Kentucky Junior ? DS ? 5-7 ? East Bernard, TexasOffensive Player of the Week:Kaz Brown ? Kentucky Junior ? MB ? 6-4 ? Waterloo, IowaBrown picked up double-digit kills in both wins over Arkansas and Ole Miss, and had an attacking clip of .643 and .435, respectively. She also led the Wildcats on the defensive side of the ball, racking up seven blocks in the win over Arkansas and six in the over Ole Miss, including two block solos. For the week, Brown averaged 4.36 points, 3.29 kills and 1.86 blocks per set for Kentucky.Defensive Player of the Week:Ashley Dusek ? Kentucky Junior ? DS ? 5-7 ? East Bernard, TexasDusek racked up 54 digs this past weekend, including a season-high 31 at Ole Miss on Sunday over four sets. She is just one of two UK players to produce 30-or-more digs in the 25-point rally scoring era, and this was the fifth in her career. Dusek did not commit a reception error over the weekend, and added a season-best three aces in the win against the Rebels.Setter of the Week:Olivia Daileyy ? Kentucky Sophomore ? 5-10 ? Trussville, Ala.ddddddddddddDailey recorded 98 assists in the wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas. She averaged 14.00 assists per set last weekend, well above her 11.76 average for the year, which currently ranks her sixth in the nation. In addition to facilitating the offense, Dailey matched a career-high six blocks at Ole Miss on Sunday, and also tossed in nine digs in the win over Arkansas.Freshman of the Week:Leah Edmond ? Kentucky Freshman ? OH ? 6-0 ? Lexington, Ky.Edmond led the team in kills in both wins over Arkansas and Ole Miss last week. She produced 18 kills in each of those contests, and hit .471 in the win over Arkansas. During that win over the Razorbacks, Edmond picked up her seventh double-double of the season after adding 10 digs as well. She also had six scoops in the win over the Rebels on Sunday. On the weekend, Edmond averaged 5.71 points, 5.14 kills and 2.29 digs per set. ' ' '