Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Phillies Blast Marlins

     The Philadelphia Phillies routed the Miami Marlins 10-3 at Marlins Park on Wednesday. The Marlins finished the six-game home stand following the All-Star Game break with a 1-5 record.
     Philadelphia(32-61) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Nick Williams knocked in Freddy Galvis with a triple into right-center field. Williams would later score on a sacrifice fly by Maikel Franco to center field.
     Giancarlo Stanton answered back for Miami(42-51) in the bottom of the frame with a solo homer to center on a 3-1 pitch for his 30th home run of the season. It tied a Marlins franchise record as he reached the 30-homer mark for the fourth time in his career. Christian Yelich would score on a wild pitch from third with Justin Bour at-bat in the third inning to tie it up 2-2.
     The Phillies pulled away in the middle innings. Cesar Hernandez ripped a single into center field and Andrew Knapp scored in the top of the fourth. Andrew Knapp drove in Cesar Hernandez with a sacrifice fly to center in the fifth inning.
     In the top of the sixth inning, Daniel Nava picked up a two-run single into center field which scored Hernandez and Galvis. Odubel Herrera later doubled to left field and brought home Williams for a 7-2 lead.
     The Marlins cut the deficit slightly in the bottom of the sixth to 7-3. Yelich powered a home run over the center-field fence on a 1-0 count for his ninth homer of the year.
     The Phils compiled three more runs in the ninth inning. Knapp scored on sacrifice fly by Williams to left field. Franco capped it with a two-run double to center for Hernandez and Galvis to score.

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