National League Game Summary - Miami at Philadelphia|
(Friday, April 11th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, Miami 3
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marlon Byrd had a double and two RBI to
lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins at Citizens
Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each had an RBI and two runs scored for the
Phillies, who snapped a four-game skid. Domonic Brown added two hits and
drove in a run.
A.J. Burnett threw 4 1/3 frames for Philadelphia before exiting the game with
groin soreness as a precautionary measure. He fanned four while allowing two
runs and issuing six walks.
Jake Diekman (1-0) struck out the two batters he faced in relief of Burnett to
pick up the win. Jonathan Papelbon set Miami down in order in the ninth to
earn his second save of the season.
Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer and Jeff Baker picked up an RBI for the
Marlins, who have lost five straight.
"We had guys on base but couldn't get anything going," Marlins manager Mike
Jose Fernandez (2-1) was knocked around for six runs on eight hits over four-
plus innings of work, while striking out six and walking four.
"We wanted to be aggressive early on in the game with strikes in the zone. You
don't want to get in the hole too often with him. Guys swung the bats early
and that set the tone," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
Philadelphia wasted no time getting on the board, putting up two runs in the
bottom of the first. Jimmy Rollins singled before Utley hit into a fielder's
choice. Howard then walked, preceding a Byrd double off the top of the left
field fence to plate Utley. Howard then scored on a single to right field by
Brown, however, Byrd was thrown out at the plate on the play to end the
The Marlins fired right back in the second after Dietrich smacked a two-run
homer. Casey McGehee walked before being forced out at second on a Jarrod
Saltalamacchia grounder, which Dietrich followed with his long ball to right.
The Phillies started the bottom of the third with back-to-back walks from
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Rollins. Utley singled up the middle to load the bases
before Howard worked a walk to push the hosts ahead again.
The Marlins couldn't capitalize with two runners in scoring position in the
fourth and fifth innings. They had the bases full in the fifth with one out,
but Diekman fanned Saltalamacchia and Dietrich to escape the jam.
Philadelphia kept rolling in the fifth, putting three more runs on the board.
Rollins led off with a triple before three consecutive singles from Utley,
Howard and Byrd made it 5-2. Howard scored when Carlos Ruiz grounded into a
The Marlins picked up one more run in the eighth when Baker hit a sacrifice
fly to center field to drive in Saltalamacchia.
Miami is 0-4 on the road this season ... The Marlins left 10 men on base,
compared to nine for Philadelphia ... Adeiny Hechavarria now has a nine-
game hitting streak and Giancarlo Stanton has a six-game hit streak against
the Phillies ... Miami has dropped 11 of 14 at Citizens Bank Park.
04/12 02:15:22 ET