The Philadelphia region prepared itself for the main event of Wednesday’s sporting schedule, a Little League game played out at Citizens Bank Park.

And not of the high-caliber kind that’s being played this week in Williamsport. More of the endless, error-filled brand of ball found at your local recreation league fields each weekend in the spring.

The fourth inning of a matinee between the Phillies and Seattle Mariners featured a wild pitch, a passed ball, two errors, Cole Hamels’ pitch count nearing 90 and one base runner caught between third and home when his teammate missed a bunt sign.

Perhaps because they’ve been accustomed to playing plenty of bad baseball games over the last two-plus years, the Phillies prevailed and collected their first series win in two weeks.

The Phils scored three times in the bottom of the fourth, erasing an early deficit, and then rode the young relief arms of Jake Diekman and Ken Giles en route to a 4-3 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

After an error on the pitcher, a passed ball and an infield single set up the inning, Chase Utley poked a blooping single into shallow right field to give the Phillies their first lead in the fourth. That’s where the ugliness - and the scoring - ended for both teams.