The September call-up went 4 for 5 on Saturday night and saved his biggest hit for last, a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to lift the Phillies over the Braves, 6-5.
Galvis’ second walk-off dinger of the season came after Jonathan Papelbon blew his seventh save by surrendering a two-out, two-strike, two-run homer to Andrelton Simmons. Of Papelbon’s seven blown saves, six have come with two outs in the inning.
But Galvis quickly brought joy back to Citizens Bank Park.
It was a good night for the Phils before Papelbon’s uncoiling.
Carlos Ruiz had two hits, three RBIs and is batting .327 in his last 31 games. Cesar Hernandez had three hits and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Kevin Frandsen had three hits and Chase Utley had two.
Kyle Kendrick pitched just his second quality start over his last eight outings. He snapped his career-high-tying four-game losing skid by tying his career high with eight strikeouts through six innings of three-run ball.
Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman combined for two scoreless frames to set things up for Papelbon.
The Phillies’ 5-3 lead would not hold, but it made Galvis’ return to the club that much sweeter.
The Phils (65-77) go for a sweep of the NL-leading Braves (85-56) on Sunday when Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.50) opposes Atlanta lefty Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.41).