Instant Replay: Phillies 2, Marlins 1

Instant Replay: Phillies 2, Marlins 1

September 24, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Jimmy Rollins is greeted by Kevin Frandsen at home plate after scoring the Phillies' first run in their 2-1 win over the Marlins. (USA Today Images)


MIAMI -- The Phillies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

The Phils scored both their runs in the first inning, capitalizing on a double by Jimmy Rollins and three walks.

Zach Miner led a strong effort by Phillies pitchers.

The Phillies are 12-6 against the Marlins this season with one game to play. They are 19-18 under manager Ryne Sandberg.

Starting pitching report
Miner made his second start since jumping into the rotation in place of Kyle Kendrick. He went four innings and allowed just one run.

Miami starter Henderson Alvarez allowed just two runs over seven innings. Both the runs came in the first inning when he gave up a double and three straight walks.

Bullpen report
Mike Stutes, J.C. Ramirez, Jake Diekman and Jonathan Papelbon combined on five scoreless innings for the Phillies. Papelbon recorded his 29th save.

At the plate
The Phillies had just five hits. They have just nine in the first two games of the series. They were shut out on Monday night.

Justin Ruggiano doubled home the Marlins’ only run.

Rotation news
The Phillies will use their bullpen to get through Saturday’s start. Sandberg said he was unsure which reliever would open the game. The Phils need a starter after shutting down Roy Halladay for the season. Team officials must decide if they want to bring Halladay back next season (see story).

Up next
The Phillies and Marlins close out their season series on Wednesday night. Lefties Cole Hamels (8-14, 3.62) and Brad Hand (1-1, 2.92) are the pitchers.

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