"That was big," Mayberry said after the Phillies' 4-0 win, their third in as many days against the Cardinals. "To be able to come through in a big spot is always pretty gratifying."
The Phillies had loaded the bases against St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia by way of a double and two walks. Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick was clinging to a 1-0 lead, and Mayberry had the chance to break the game open. He ripped a low line drive past a diving David Freese at third base and put his team up, 3-0.
"I think it was a slider," Mayberry said. "I was just really trying to get one run in, and luckily was able to sneak one down the line."
Mayberry entered Saturday's game on a 4-for-23 skid in his previous nine games to drop his average to .232. At the beginning of that short drought, the Phillies' utility man had his average up to .247 -- the highest it had been in all of May.