PHILADELPHIA -- Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night. Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus innings. Mariners rookie Roenis Elias (9-10) gave up one run and three hits in four innings. The left-hander constantly pitched out of jams because he walked six and hit one batter with a pitch. Blanco connected for a three-run shot off reliever Dominic Leone in the fifth to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead. It was his first home run since July 1, 2011, for Texas against Florida. The Phillies claimed Williams off waivers from Texas to fill a spot in the rotation after Roberto Hernandez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Williams was 2-5 with a 6.71 ERA for the Rangers and Houston this season. But he has a 2.19 ERA in 12 1-3 innings with Philadelphia. Marlon Byrds RBI double in the third gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead. Elias escaped further trouble by striking out Cody Asche with the bases loaded. Elias also left the bases full in the fourth by retiring Ryan Howard on a grounder. Williams left after hitting Chris Taylor with a pitch leading off the eighth. Ken Giles entered and allowed an RBI double to Dustin Ackley with one out. Giles then struck out Robinson Cano and Kendrys Morales to leave runners on second and third. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 29th save in 32 tries. Seattle had won 12 of its previous 16 games. The Mariners fell into a tie with Detroit for the second wild-card spot in the AL. Theyre seeking their first post-season appearance since 2001. The last-place Phillies, who are heading toward their second straight losing season, opened a nine-game homestand with just their third win in the last 10 games. TRAINERS ROOM Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez is fine after an early exit and plans to start at Boston on Friday night. The five-time All-Star left after five innings because he was hit by a one-hopper off Ian Kinslers bat in the fourth inning of his most recent start Saturday in Detroit. Phillies: OF John Mayberry Jr. is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Mayberry has been sidelined since July 21 because of an injured left wrist. Hes batting .213 with six homers and 21 RBIs. UP NEXT Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72 ERA) goes Tuesday night. Hes 3-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his last four starts. Phillies: RHP A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35 ERA) tries to snap a five-game losing streak. Burnett hasnt won since July 11. Hes 0-5 with a 6.54 ERA in his last six starts. Zhaire Smith Jersey . James Erskine said Tuesday that Thorpe was "quite sick" in a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the swimmer might lose the use of his left arm. 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With pinch-runner Kevin Pillar aboard after Dioner Navarro opened the bottom of the ninth with a single, Anthony Gose dropped down an excellent bunt along the first-base line.Rory McIlroy is among one of the worlds top golfers who have been accused of letting down the sport for taking a myopic approach and withdrawing from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ladies European Tours chief executive Ivan Khodabakhsh has hit out the likes of four time major winner McIlroy and world No 1 Jason Day over their decision not to play in Brazil when golf returns for the first time in over 100 years. Ivan Khodabakhsh, CEO of the Ladies European Tour, has hit out at golfs leading male players McIlroy and Jason Day head a growing list of over 20 golfers to pull out of the tournament, citing health concerns from the mosquito-born Zika virus which can cause birth defects in infants.The top male golfers have let down the rest of the sport very badly, said Khodabakhsh. Spieth will not play in the Olympics Jordan Speith is one of golfs top four players in the world that will skip Rio The opportunity to do something for the broader good of the game is in their hands and they seem to be taking a very myopic approach.Brazil is a country of 200 million people in which fewer than 20,000 are registered golfers. The impact of the Olympics on those type of numbers across the world is part of the reason that golf is a success as an Olympic sport this summer. Rory McIlroy stands by his decision to withdraw from the Olympics World No 4 McIlroy defended his decision on Tuesday and said he was unlikely to even watch the tournament on television, preferring to spend his viewing time on stuff that matters.ddddddddddddWhile the mens event has been hit by a host of pull-outs, New Zealands Lydia Ko will lead an almost full-strength womens line-up when golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Charley Hull is the youngest member of Britains golf team British golf is represented by great champions Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew but across the world, 60 women golfers from 34 countries will tee off in Rio, Khodabakhsh added. Britain name Golf team for Rio Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull to represent Team GB This will send a powerful message to sports fans and governments of all types that womens golf is a genuine world class sport. Also See: The 145th Open LIVE! 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