Hill’s homers not enough

Aaron Hill hit two home runs to surpass Roberto Alomar’s club record for homers by a second baseman, but the early lead they provided wasn’t enough for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Phillies 5 Blue Jays 4

TORONTO — Aaron Hill hit two home runs to surpass Roberto Alomar’s club record for homers by a second baseman, but the early lead they provided wasn’t enough for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Phillies came back with four runs in the fourth, keyed by Chase Utley’s two-run triple against left-hander Brian Tallett (5-5), to beat the Blue Jays for the second game in a row, 5-4, before a crowd of 36,379.

Phillies starter Jamie Moyer (6-6) lasted five innings and allowed four runs and five hits, including Hill’s club-leading 18th and 19th homers of the season, and the second of the year by Jose Bautista.

“He’s got two World Series rings, bottom line,“ Hill said when asked about Alomar.

Brad Lidge picked up his 14th save of the season and first since coming off the disabled list last week despite giving up a bunt single and a walk in the ninth. The big second out came when Lidge caught pinch-runner John McDonald stealing.

McDonald was running for Raul Chavez who led off the ninth with a bunt single and took second on Marco Scutaro’s walk. Hill popped out and Vernon Wells was at the plate when manager Cito Gaston gave the steal sign.

“We were trying to get to third base there,” Gaston said. “Then he can score on a fly ball and a base hit wins the ballgame.”

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