Final Score: Philadelphia 7, Miami 4
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marlon Byrd crushed a two-run blast to
power the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 win against the Miami Marlins in the
second installment of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
Cody Asche doubled in two runs for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game
skid, where they scored a combined four runs.
"It makes a big difference getting runs up on the board," said Phillies
manager Ryne Sandberg.
Coming off his best big league outing, David Buchanan (4-3) had another
effective performance. He tossed five innings, allowing two runs on six hits
and four walks to win his third straight start.
In his second career start, Andrew Heaney (0-2) yielded five runs on four hits
while fanning five across five-plus innings.
Garrett Jones connected on a two-run homer and Casey McGehee had an RBI for
Miami, which has lost three of its last four contests.
"We had quite a few guys on base early in that game. Had we been able to get
that big hit early on, maybe we could have kept it a little closer game,"
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
The Phillies jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first.
Jimmy Rollins was hit by a pitch and Chase Utley drew a walk. Jarrod
Saltalamacchia's throw to third on a double steal was wild and Rollins
scampered home. Byrd ripped a two-out, two-run shot over the left-center
Utley dropped an infield fly pop up with the bases loaded in the second to
allow the Marlins to score a run.
Phillies got that run back in the home half on a wild pitch that scored Ben
Revere, who hit his fourth triple of the year to reach base.
Stanton's second double of the night put runners on second and third with one
out in the fifth. McGehee plated Derek Dietrich with a sacrifice fly to cut
the deficit to 4-2.
Ryan Howard opened up the sixth inning with a double that chased Heaney from
the game. Byrd reached on a Dietrich fielding error and Asche's double off
Bryan Morris into the right-field corner increased the cushion to 6-2. Asche
came home from third on a wild pitch.
"I got some barrel on it and snuck it past the first baseman," said Asche. "We
took advantage of the opportunities we had."
Miami cut the lead to 7-4 in the eighth on Jones' two-run homer to right.
Jonathan Papelbon worked around a two-out base hit in the ninth to capture his
18th save of the season.
The Marlins snapped their franchise errorless streak at 10 ... Rollins tied
Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty for second on the Phillies all-time list for stolen
bases with 438 ... McGehee extended his road hitting streak to 15 games ...
Miami is 9-27 in its last 36 games at Citizens Bank Park ... The Phillies
signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract on Tuesday ...
Prior to today's game, the Phillies placed catcher Wil Nieves on the 15-day DL
with a right quad strain and activated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. from the
bereavement list ... Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria missed his fourth
straight game with a sore right elbow.
06/25 01:18:53 ET
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