Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with three RBI and
Delmon Young homered for the second time this season as the Philadelphia
Phillies evened a three-game set with the Miami Marlins with a 7-3 win at
Ben Revere also had three hits while Dominic Brown drove in a pair of runs for
Philadelphia, which has won six of nine to climb within two games of .500.
Tyler Cloyd (1-0) earned his first win of the year after allowing two runs and
eight hits over seven frames.
Miami rookie Jose Fernandez, who hadn't allowed a run in 13 innings against
the Phillies this season coming in, gave up one run while throwing 79 pitches
in five innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. Duane Below (0-1)
surrendered three runs in an inning-plus of relief.
Young's solo home run in the fourth inning put the visitors on the board
first, but Miami responded with a run in the fifth on Jordan Brown's pinch-hit
sacrifice fly to left.
Philadelphia regained the lead in the top half of the sixth. Howard singled
and advanced to third on a Young double, then Dominic Brown dribbled a
grounder to second base which allowed Howard to score easily.
The Phillies broke the 2-1 game open in the seventh inning, when they got to
the Marlins' bullpen for four runs. Jimmy Rollins, Revere and Michael Young
all reached on an infield singles to load the bases for Howard, who delivered
a two-run single to right field. Delmon Young followed with an RBI groundout
to third, and Dominic Brown plated Howard with a double down the first-base
Ryan Webb was charged with two runs in the inning, breaking his streak of 17
1/3 frames without yielding a run. It had been the best active streak among
relievers in the major leagues.
Miami put a run across in the seventh on former Phillie Juan Pierre's two-out
single to right and another in the ninth, when Justin Ruggiano doubled in a
run over Revere's head in center.
With Ruggiano standing on second, John Mayberry made a diving catch on a
Pierre liner to end the game.
Chris Coghlan's fourth-inning triple was his second in as many games for Miami
... Howard returned to the lineup after missing two games with discomfort in
his left knee ... Prior to the game, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was placed
on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. To take his place
on the 25-man roster, Cloyd was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley ... The
Phillies went 4-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on
base ... Philadelphia improved to 16-5 when scoring three or more runs.
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