Phillies score twice in 9th to beat Marlins
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chase Utley capped a two-run ninth inning with an RBI groundout, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the Miami Marlins, 5-4, in the finale of a three-game series.
After scoring a pair of runs in the eighth to grab a 4-3 lead, the Marlins sent Steve Cishek (4-4) to the mound in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. walked and Ben Revere singled to put men on the corners with one out. Revere stole second before Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI fielder's choice. Utley drove in the winning run when he hit a sharp grounder to second.
Jonathan Papelbon stranded a runner on second in the bottom half to pick up his 19th save of the season. Jake Diekman (3-2) got the win despite giving up two runs on three hits in the eighth.
Kyle Kendrick got the start and allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings for the Phillies, who snapped a six-game skid.
Miami starter Brad Hand gave up three runs on seven hits over five-plus innings. He was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game.
07/03 21:38:35 ET