Instant Replay: Marlins 5, Phillies 1

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Instant Replay: Marlins 5, Phillies 1

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MIAMI -- The Phillies received a strong start from Cole Hamels on Monday night, but once again did not support the left-hander offensively. The Phils ended up with a 5-1 loss to the Miami Marlins.

It was the 18th time in 45 games that the Phils have scored two or fewer runs.

The loss was the Phillies’ third this month against the Marlins, who have the National League’s worst record (13-32). The Phils (21-24) are 4-4 against the Marlins this season.

The Phillies supported Hamels with just one run. They have scored just 20 runs in the 62 2/3 innings that Hamels has pitched this season. In Hamels’ last eight starts, the Phils have scored just 13 runs while he has been in the game.

Ten starts into the season, Hamels is 1-7. The Phils are 1-9 in his 10 starts.

Starting pitching report
Hamels allowed two runs over six innings, did not walk a batter and struck out a season-high 10. Sixty-seven of his 89 pitches were strikes. Hamels had his best fastball of the season. It hit 95 on the stadium radar gun.

Miami right-hander Alex Sanabia held the Phillies to seven hits and a run over 6 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Bullpen report
The Phillies’ bullpen allowed three runs.

Marlins’ right-hander Ryan Webb got two huge outs with runners on the corners in the seventh. He got pinch-hitter Laynce Nix to pop out to shallow right and Jimmy Rollins to ground out to second to preserve the Marlins’ 2-1 lead.

A.J. Ramos pitched a scoreless eighth for Miami and Chad Qualls got the final three outs.

At the plate
The Phillies were 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Their only run came on a solo homer by Domonic Brown in the second inning. He leads the team with eight homers.

Hamels allowed three hits in the first inning. The third, by Marcell Ozuna, drove in a run. Justin Ruggiano’s two-out double off the right-field wall against Hamels in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie. Ruggiano added an RBI single in the eighth. Nick Green followed with a two-run single as his blooper fell in front of Ben Revere, who, as always, was playing deep.

Health check
Mike Adams went on the disabled list, Carlos Ruiz is headed there, and Ryan Howard is day to day. Lots of health news here (see story).

Up next
Right-hander Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 2.84) opposes right-hander Jose Fernandez (2-2, 3.48) on Tuesday night.

Fernandez, who was pitching high school ball in Tampa two years ago, has faced the Phillies twice this season. In 13 innings against the Phils, he has just three hits and no runs. He has struck out 14 and walked just three.

Cloyd comes up from Triple A for the start.

Best of MLB: Indians storm back with 13 unanswered runs in win over Rangers

Best of MLB: Indians storm back with 13 unanswered runs in win over Rangers

CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana each had three RBIs to help the Cleveland Indians rally from a seven-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 15-9 on Monday night after manager Terry Francona left the game because he wasn't feeling well.

The Indians came back after trailing 9-2 in the fourth inning to avoid their first four-game losing streak since 2015.

Cleveland did not provide any other details about Francona, who presented Rangers first baseman and former Indian Mike Napoli with his American League Championship ring before the game. Bench coach Brad Mills came out to fetch starter Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning.

The Indians scored a run in the fourth, four in the fifth, took the lead with five in the sixth and added three in the seventh.

Bryan Shaw (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Tanner Scheppers (0-1) allowed all three batters he faced to reach the base (see full recap).

Cubs hold off Nationals for win
WASHINGTON -- Wade Davis struck out big league batting leader Ryan Zimmerman with runners on second and third to end Washington's ninth-inning rally, and the Chicago Cubs held off the Nationals 5-4 Monday night.

In jeopardy of being shut out for the first time this season, the NL East-leading Nationals scored four times in the ninth. Their comeback began against Hector Rondon and continued when Davis entered.

With Washington down 5-3, Bryce Harper's single loaded the bases with two outs. Davis threw a wild pitch that scored a run before striking out a swinging Zimmerman, who's hitting .344. The final pitch bounced, and catcher Willson Contreras zipped a low throw to first baseman Anthony Rizzo to close out the victory.

Contreras hit a leadoff home run in his first career game-opening at-bat and Eddie Butler (4-2) worked five scoreless innings to keep the Cubs ahead (see full recap).

Sale strikes out 9 in Red Sox victory
BOSTON -- Chris Sale pitched 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a matchup of two of the AL's top teams.

Dustin Pedroia had two hits and drove in a run and Moreland added a sacrifice for Boston, which kept pace with the New York Yankees atop the East.

Coming off a three-game sweep in Cleveland that had jumped them over the Indians into first in the Central, the Twins' offense was stymied by Sale and three relievers.

Sale (10-3) gave up one run and four hits, increasing his major-league strikeout total to 155. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 21st save.

Jose Berrios (7-2) allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Chris Gimenez had a solo homer for Minnesota (see full recap).

Sources: Pete Mackanin fined Odubel Herrera for incident in Saturday's game

Sources: Pete Mackanin fined Odubel Herrera for incident in Saturday's game

PHOENIX -- Early Sunday morning, Odubel Herrera was summoned into manager Pete Mackanin's office for a chat.

It wasn't the first time it has happened this season.

But it was the first time this happened:

Mackanin, according to sources, fined Herrera an undisclosed amount of money stemming from an incident in the previous night's game.

The amount of the fine is not known, but it definitely wasn't one of the $1 fines that Mackanin hands out for trivial missteps in the team's kangaroo court. 

This was a disciplinary action.

In Saturday night's game against Arizona, Herrera was caught trying to steal second base for the third out in the top of the sixth inning with the Phillies trailing, 3-2, in what became a 9-2 loss. Herrera took off on pitcher Robbie Ray's first move and was caught in a play that was scored 1-3-4.

The problem wasn’t as much Herrera getting caught — though that hurt in a close game — it was that Mackanin had put the red light on Herrera after he'd reached first base on a two-out single. Herrera often has a green light, but in this case Mackanin killed it because he feared an open first base would have resulted in Arizona walking No. 8 hitter Cameron Rupp to get to the pitcher's spot.

Mackanin would not confirm or deny the fine when asked about it Monday. After a moment of silence, all he would say was, "Base running matters." He then walked away.

Herrera's play this season has been occasionally amazing and often frustrating. He is hitting .333 (33 for 99) with a majors-high 13 doubles in the month of June and leads the Phillies with 75 hits and 31 extra-base hits for the season. 

But there have been times when Herrera has lacked focus, such as last week when he ran through a stop sign at third base in a close game and was picked off third base in another. In Monday's series finale in Phoenix, a 6-1 loss, he struck out three times. He made no effort to run to first base on a dropped third strike in the first inning.

Herrera signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract with the Phillies over the winter. Manager fines are generally just a few hundred dollars and are donated to charity so the one levied by Mackanin won't break Herrera. Nonetheless, it’s noteworthy that Mackanin was moved to such an action.