The Phillies fell behind early and never made it back in losing Game 2 of a doubleheader to the Miami Marlins, 7-4, on Tuesday night.
Miami swept the doubleheader. The Marlins won the first game, 12-8 (see Instant Replay). Miami has won nine of its last 11 to pull to .500 at 62-62.
The Phillies, meanwhile, slipped deeper into the abyss at 45-79.
The Phillies hit eight home runs in the doubleheader, but could not win a game. The Marlins hit six homers in the two games.
The Phils were out-hit, 27-16, in the doubleheader.
Starting pitching report
Nick Pivetta needed 46 pitches to get through the first inning. He got only one out in the second inning before being lifted. In all, he gave up seven hits and six runs. Two of the hits were homers, a two-run shot in the first and a three-run poke in the second.
Pivetta, 24, has a 6.73 ERA in his first 19 big-league starts. That's the second-highest ERA by a Phillie in his first 19 career starts. Only Hal Elliot, with a 7.45 ERA in his first 19 starts in 1929-30, had a higher mark.
Marlins right-hander Jose Urena gave up five hits and three runs over five innings. Two of the hits were homers.
Right-hander Yacksel Rios, called up from Triple A earlier in the day, became the 13th player to make his big-league debut for the Phillies this season. He pitched a scoreless inning and two-thirds.
Kyle Barraclough pitched two scoreless innings for the Marlins.
At the plate
Tommy Joseph and Andres Blanco homered in both ends of the doubleheader.
Blanco's homer capped a 14-pitch at-bat against Urena that included seven two-strike foul balls.
Nick Williams hit his seventh homer since coming up from Triple A. It was a 445-foot bomb to dead center.
Marcell Ozuna smacked a two-run homer to highlight the Marlins' three-run first inning. Christian Yelich smacked a 2-0 pitch from Pivetta for a three-run homer as the Marlins went ahead, 6-0, in the second inning.
J.T. Realmuto had three hits for Miami.
In the field
Miami centerfielder Yelich leaped at the center-field wall and stole a two-run homer away from Williams in the fifth inning. It would have been Williams' second homer of the night.
Two innings later, rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton sprinted into the gap and made a diving catch to take extra bases away from Cameron Perkins.
The series continues on Wednesday night with Mark Leiter Jr. (1-3, 4.38) pitching for the Phillies against Marlins lefty Justin Nicolino (2-1, 4.11).