Jimmy Rollins belted a solo home run in the bottom of the 10thinning to lift the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday night.
Rollins’ second career walk-off homer came with two outs in the inning. It was a high, arching fly ball into the left field seats.
The win was the Phillies’ second in a row over the Marlins. They are 5-6 on the season. Miami is 5-7.
Starting pitching report
Jonathan Pettibone didn’t go deep into the game, but he managed to hold the Marlins to two runs over five innings. One of the runs was unearned after an error by Ryan Howard. The other run came on a mammoth home run by Giancarlo Stanton with one out in the fifth. Pettibone walked one and struck out five.
Marlins’ right-hander Nathan Eovaldi allowed seven hits and four runs over 6 1/3 walk-free innings.
Justin De Fratus gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Stanton in the seventh.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless top of the ninth. His fastball reached 93 mph on the stadium radar gun.
B.J. Rosenberg pitched a scoreless 10th and got the win.
Rollins hit his homer off lefty Dan Jennings.
At the plate
Tony Gwynn Jr. batted leadoff. He doubled, singled and scored two runs. Chase Utley had a pair of RBI doubles. The game-winning homer was Rollins’ third hit of the night.
Stanton provided much of the Marlins’ offense. He hit a hanging sinker from Pettibone into Ashburn Alley in the fifth inning. The estimated distance was 470 feet.
Two innings later, the Miami slugger tied the game at 4-4 with a line drive deep into the left field seats against De Fratus.
Stanton has 10 career two-homer games.
In the field
Howard dropped a ball at first base in the second inning and it cost the Phillies a run. It was the 11th unearned run that the Phillies have allowed in 11 games.
Chase Utley was a standout at second base.
Upon further review
The Phillies won their first replay challenge of the season when umpires overturned a force play at second base in the second inning. Utley snared a ball in shallow center and flipped to Rollins who beat Marcell Ozuna to the second base bag by a whisker. The umpire initially ruled Ozuna safe, but replays showed he was out. The play by Utley and Rollins saved the Phillies two runs.
Gwynn started in center field for the second game in a row in place of Ben Revere, who is limited by sore ribs. Freddy Galvis got his first start at third base.
The lefty is close to returning (see story).
Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 3.75) pitches against Marlins’ right-hander Henderson Alvarez (0-2, 4.15) in the series finale Sunday afternoon.