MIAMI — The Phillies came within one out of being shut out for the second time in as many games in an embarrassing 11-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon.
The Marlins roughed up Zach Eflin, who fell to 3-4 on the season.
The Marlins beat the Phils, 5-0, Tuesday night. A garbage-time RBI double by Cesar Hernandez with two outs in the ninth prevented the Phils from being shut out in consecutive games for the first time since July 8-9, 2015, when Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke got the wins at Dodger Stadium.
The Phillies are 4-9 in 13 games since the All-Star break. They are averaging just 2.6 runs in those games.
The Marlins are 55-46. They entered the day in second place in the NL East, four games behind Washington.
Starting pitching report
Eflin had pitched brilliantly in the month of July — he entered with a 1.80 ERA in four starts this month — but his success ended as the Marlins tagged him for nine hits, including a homer and two triples, and seven runs in five-plus innings.
Eflin had pitched a three-hit shutout at Pittsburgh in his previous start.
Lefty Adam Conley pitched 6⅔ shutout innings, scattered eight hits, walked three and struck out six. He pitched out of bases-loaded trouble twice.
Andrew Bailey struggled. He faced three batters and gave up two hits, a walk and a run before Brett Oberholtzer cleaned up the sixth inning.
The Marlins eventually got to Oberholtzer for three runs in the eighth. The lefty picked up three innings to protect the bullpen.
At the plate
The Phillies did have 10 hits in the game, but they left the bases loaded twice and stranded 11 runners in all.
The Phils went 2 for 21 with runners in scoring position in the three-game series.
The Marlins got to Eflin early. They scored three runs in the first inning. The rally was highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton’s 22nd homer, a two-run laser beam to left that exited the bat at 112 miles per hour.
Don Kelly had a pair of triples against Eflin and scored two runs. One of the triples drove in two runs.
The Marlins had 16 hits.
Bench coach Larry Bowa got the boot for arguing a called third strike on Cameron Rupp in the fourth inning.
Peter Bourjos' injured right shoulder could send him to the disabled list Thursday as the Phillies make room for Aaron Altherr.
The Phillies open a four-game series in Atlanta on Thursday night. Here are the pitching matchups:
Thursday night — RHP Aaron Nola (5-9, 4.75) vs. RHP Matt Wisler (4-10, 4.92)
Friday night — RHP Vince Velasquez (8-2, 3.34) vs. RHP Tyrell Jenkins (0-2, 6.17)
Saturday night — RHP Jeremy Hellickson (7-7, 3.65) vs. RHP Julio Teheran (3-8, 2.71)
Sunday afternoon — RHP Jerad Eickhoff (6-12, 3.83) vs. RHP Lucas Harrell (2-2, 3.38)