Howard’s 11th-inning homer leads Phillies past Indians 4-3

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 29: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 29, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Howard led off the 11th inning with a home run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

Howard’s homer off Cody Allen (0-3) was his fifth of the season and sixth career game-ending shot.

David Hernandez (1-1) struck out four in two innings of relief for the win. Five Phillies pitchers combined for 18 strikeouts.

Philadelphia’s bullpen pitched six scoreless innings and struck out 11.

The Phillies have won seven of eight and have looked little this season like a team picked to finish last in the NL East.