National League Game Summary - Miami at Philadelphia|
(Sunday, June 3rd)
Final Score: Miami 5, Philadelphia 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Zambrano pitched into the eighth
inning while adding two hits, including a home run, and scoring twice as the
Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, on Sunday.
Zambrano (4-3) allowed one run on four hits and two walks with seven
strikeouts through 7 2/3 innings in Miami's seventh win in nine games.
"Today he was very effective. He threw a lot of strikes," Marlins manager
Ozzie Guillen said about Zambrano. "And at the plate, this kid was not a
Silver Slugger a couple times ... for no reason. This guy is a good hitter."
Jose Reyes had a two-run double while Hanley Ramirez homered in the victory.
Joe Blanton (4-6) was touched for five runs on nine hits and a walk in six-
plus innings for the Phillies, who dropped the last two portions of this
Zambrano stranded a baserunner on second base in the first two innings on the
mound before helping his own cause at the plate in the third with a leadoff
blast into the left-center field bleachers.
It was Zambrano's 24th career home run.
Ramirez then led off the fourth with a homer to left, giving Miami a 2-0
The Marlins added to their lead in the seventh after loading the bases on a
John Buck walk, a Chris Coghlan base hit and Zambrano's bunt single.
Reyes stepped up next and sent a double into the right-center field gap to
bring home Buck and Coghlan, knocking Blanton out of the game.
Chad Qualls entered next and allowed just one run when Zambrano crossed the
plate on a wild pitch to make it a 5-0 game before Reyes was thrown out at
home on a Ramirez grounder to shortstop.
The Phillies were able to get on the board in the eighth inning on Juan
Pierre's RBI single that scored Brian Schneider, but they would get no closer
as Heath Bell entered the game with runners on first and second with one out
in the ninth and recorded the final two outs to earn his 12th save of the
"When we get down four, five, six runs, it's hard to come back," Phillies
manager Charlie Manuel said.
Blanton has allowed a home run to a pitcher in back-to-back starts after also
giving up a homer to the Mets Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday. He fell to 7-3 in 11
appearances against the Marlins...Reyes extended his hit streak to 14
games...Zambrano improved to 5-4 in 11 games -- 10 starts -- against
06/03 19:13:26 ET