PHILADELPHIA -- An incredibly long day at Citizens Bank Park mercifully ended 40 minutes after midnight Sunday thanks to a bullet to right field from Michael Young and a nice slide at home plate from Jimmy Rollins.
The Phillies beat the White Sox, 2-1, in 13 innings in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader to salvage a split and give themselves a chance to enter the All-Star break with a .500 record with a victory in Sunday's series finale.
"I think we were all pretty exhausted," Young said. "It was a long day, but at this point, obviously we need wins any way we can get them. So it was important to get the second one. I started seeing stuff out there after a while. I was getting pretty dizzy out there, but I'm happy to get that win any way we can get it."
The day-long recap looked like this:
The Phillies lost Game 1 in 11 innings, 5-4. It lasted 3 hours, 53 minutes, and included a 41-minute rain delay. The Phillies had several excellent opportunities to win the game, but went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
They won Game 2, which also lasted 3:53.
Rollins stood on second base with two outs in the 13th when Young laced a single to right field. It was just the Phillies' fifth hit of the game, and there was no way in the world third-base coach Ryne Sandberg planned on holding Rollins.
"He was coming all the way," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
White Sox right fielder Casper Wells made a strong throw to the plate, but Rollins made a nice head-first slide to beat the tag from catcher Tyler Flowers.
Asked to rate the difficulty of the slide, Rollins said, "Two."
On what scale?
"Ten," he said.
Easy, difficult, whatever, the game was over and everybody could head home for a quick nap before the teams conclude the series with a 1:35 p.m. ET game Sunday.
The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Blake Tekotte hit a leadoff double to left-center field and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt. He scored on an error when Phillies left-hander John Lannan could not catch a ball hit up the middle.
Philadelphia's offense barely made a peep through 6 2/3 innings, picking up just two hits in that span. But then John Mayberry Jr. hit a first-pitch curveball against White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago into the first row of seats in left field for a solo home run to make it 1-1.
It was Mayberry's seventh homer of the season.
"I just wanted that one pitch back," Santiago said. "But other than that, I feel like everything was good. All my pitches were working. It was a good night all around."
Mayberry would not have been hitting there, except center fielder Ben Revere broke his right foot in the 11th inning in the Game 1 loss. But Mayberry should get a significant bump in playing time with Revere headed to the disabled list.
Lannan pitched splendidly in his second consecutive start. He allowed just four hits, one run, one walk and struck out three in eight innings. He has lowered his ERA from 5.15 to 3.76 in his previous two starts, which included a big effort Monday in a series-opening victory over the Nationals.
The bullpens kept things quiet, with Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown keeping the game going when he threw out Jeff Keppinger at the plate in the 11th inning.
"His arm plays big in left field," Manuel said. "Tremendous throw."
Now the Phillies just need to win Sunday.
"What do we have? Forty-seven wins?" Manuel said. "We can have 48 wins. We need to get over the mid-80s."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.