Dale Berra hit a three-run double and Rick Rhoden helped his own cause with an RBI single in Pittsburgh to beat Philadelphia.

Berra's bases-clearing double came with none out in the sixth off starter Larry Christenson (8-10) and broke a 1-1 tie. Jason Thompson led off with a walk, Parker doubled and Christenson walked Mike Easler to fill the bases for Berra.

Pittsburgh's Dave Parker, making his first start since he ruptured a thumb ligament July 28, went three for three and scored two runs.

Rhoden (10-12) gave up two runs on six hits, including Mike Schmidt's 33rd homer of the season, and walked one before being replaced by Kent Tekulve with two out in the seventh.

Phillies Manager Pat Corrales said Rhoden was scuffing the baseball, but couldn't convince plate umpire Doug Harvey. "He (Rhoden) scuffed the ball, it was that simple," Corrales said. "But he (Harvey) said he was instructed by his superiors to pay no attention to the baseball if it was fouled or hit anything."

Corrales went to Harvey between innings to show him a ball that had been hit into the Phillies' bullpen. Corrales said the ball had a slice mark on it. "He (Harvey) told me, 'Pat, if they would back me, I'd love to go out there and search him or whatever,' Corrales said.