National League Game Summary - Miami at Philadelphia
(Saturday, June 2nd)
Final Score: Miami 5, Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs and
knocked in three runs as the Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies,
5-4, in the middle test of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.
Ricky Nolasco (6-3) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while
striking out five over seven-plus innings to earn the win.
Heath Bell stranded the tying run on second base in the ninth to record his
11th save of the year as the Marlins won for the sixth time in eight games.
Cole Hamels (8-2) was trying to become the first nine-game winner in the
majors, but was touched for five runs on seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3
innings to absorb the loss.
Both of Hamels' losses this season have come against the Marlins.
"We were facing one of the best pitchers in the game right now and we handled
it pretty well," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said about Hamels.
Hunter Pence homered and knocked in two runs for Philadelphia, which had its
two-game win streak snapped.
Miami trailed, 3-0, entering the fourth inning before Ramirez got the Marlins
on the board with a leadoff home just over the left-center field wall that was
initially reviewed for fan interference, but the call was upheld.
Logan Morrison later singled and rounded the bases on Justin Ruggiano's double
to right-center field to bring Miami within a run.
Ramirez then followed Omar Infante's infield single in the sixth inning with
his second homer of the game to put the Marlins on top, 4-3.
Miami added a run in the seventh when Chris Coghlan walked, advanced to second
on a Nolasco sacrifice bunt and came home on Jose Reyes' double into the left-
field corner, knocking Hamels out of the game.
Jimmy Rollins led off the home eighth with a triple to right field before Juan
Pierre walked on four pitches to end Nolasco's day. Steve Cishek entered in
relief and after Pierre stole second, Pence sent a sacrifice fly to right
field, scoring Rollins and moving Pierre to third.
Pierre was stranded there, as Carlos Ruiz and Ty Wigginton both
went down swinging around a Shane Victorino walk to keep it a 5-4 game.
Placido Polanco led off the ninth with a single off Bell and pinch-runner Mike
Fontenot moved to second on Freddy Galvis' sac bunt to place the tying
run on second base with one out.
But Bell induced back-to-back infield pop ups by pinch-hitter Brian Schneider
and Rollins to end the game.
"We had baserunners all day. We just couldn't get it done," Phillies manager
Charlie Manuel said.
Philadelphia took a lead in the bottom of first inning when Pierre
slapped a one-out single to center and advanced to second on a Pence
walk before stealing third and crossing the plate on Ruiz's groundout to
Polanco singled, moved to third on a Galvis double down the first-base line
and came home on a Rollins infield single in the second inning. Pence's
leadoff blast into the right-field bleachers in the third increased the
Phillies lead to 3-0.
Ramirez recorded his 12th career multi-home run game, making him the Marlins'
franchise leader...Hamels struck out eight batters...Reyes extended his hit
streak to 13 games...Pierre scored for the 999th time of his
career...Philadelphia placed pitcher Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled
list and recalled pitcher Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier
Saturday...Later Saturday, it was learned that Contreras tore the ulnar
collateral ligament and a flexor tendon in his right elbow, which will likely
require Tommy John surgery and mean his 2012 season is over.
06/02 22:50:37 ET
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