Dan Gelston

PHILADELPHIA: Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Indians on Saturday night.

The Phillies (14-10) have won eight of nine and are four games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season 102-60.

Jeanmar Gomez had Phillies fans on edge in the ninth before he earned his eighth save. With runners on second and third and two outs, Jason Kipnis lined one to right that forced Peter Bourjos to leap to snag the ball for the game’s final out.

Phillies reliever Colton Murray retired Juan Uribe on a deep fly to center to end the eighth that left runners stranded on second and third.

Galvis’ bloop two-out single to right off Tommy Hunter (0-1) scored pinch-hitter David Lough for a 4-3 lead in the seventh.

Andrew Bailey (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win.

Riding a hot streak not seen in Philadelphia since Charlie Manuel was the manager, the Phillies needed only three pitches to take a 2-0 lead. Odubel Herrera extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single and Galvis followed with a two-run shot to right off starter Trevor Bauer for his third of the season.

Manager Pete Mackanin’s decision to bat the pitcher eighth for the ninth straight game again paid off. Phillies righty Jerad Eickhoff ripped an RBI single up the middle for a 3-0 lead in the second.

Mackanin made the quirky call because Bourjos is batting below .200 and he stuck with the decision because of winning-streak superstition.

Eickhoff couldn’t let the lead stick.

He allowed a run in the third and two more in the fifth to make it 3-3. Tyler Naquin knocked one off the scoreboard in left-center that caused Herrera to slam into the wall and walk away holding his back.

Naquin ended with a triple and scored.

Eickhoff allowed six hits and struck out four with no walks in six innings.