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Philadelphia at Florida

Final 10th
W: J. Riedling (2-0) L: A. Telemaco (0-1)
HR: PHI - None   FLA - D. Easley (5)

Marlins keep winning streak alive with clutch hitting

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

MIAMI -- A steamy South Florida night eventually sapped Philadelphia starter Brett Myers' strength.

When he departed, the Florida Marlins got hot.

Damion Easley tied the game with a two-out homer off Billy Wagner in the ninth inning, and Carlos Delgado's RBI double in the 10th gave the Marlins a 4-3 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

"Obviously you don't want to put any extra pressure on yourself," Delgado said. "But everybody likes to come up with the big hit in the right situation. ... We never quit. We're a good team."

The Marlins extended the majors' longest current winning streak to six games with plenty of help from the Phillies bullpen, which wasted seven innings of two-hit, shutout work by Myers, who tired in temperatures hovering in the mid-to-high 80s.

Myers lowered his ERA to 1.69, lasted seven innings for the sixth consecutive start and retired the last 10 batters he faced. But his bullpen imploded, costing Myers what would have been his third win in as many starts.

"I left a couple pitches up in the inning before and I was really getting tired," Myers said. "I went to (manager Charlie Manuel) and said 'That's pretty much all I've got.'"

Joe Dillon -- who started Florida's rally from a 3-0 deficit in the eighth -- drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from right-hander Amaury Telemaco (0-1), who was called up from Triple-A Scranton earlier Tuesday.

Delgado came up three batters later and hit Aaron Fultz's first pitch to the right-center field wall to drive in the winning run.

"It's a testament to our team," Marlins center fielder Juan Pierre said. "We never gave up."

Jimmy Rollins had three hits and an RBI for Philadelphia, while Chase Utley and David Bell both went 2-for-4 with an RBI. The rest of the Phillies went a combined 1-for-20.

John Riedling (2-0), the fourth Florida pitcher, allowed a leadoff single to Rollins in the 10th, but got Jim Thome to fly out to the warning track in left to end the inning.

"We're warriors. Everybody on this team is a warrior," said Marlins starter Josh Beckett, who went seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs. "We don't have anybody that's just ready to quit after seven innings."

Rheal Cormier allowed two pinch hits to open the eighth, a single by Dillon and a double by Jeff Conine. Cormier was relieved by Ryan Madson, who promptly balked in Dillon with Florida's first run, then allowed Conine to score on Paul Lo Duca's RBI groundout to second.

Madson retired Delgado and Miguel Cabrera on grounders to end the eighth, and Wagner was one out away from ending it -- before allowing Easley's fifth homer of the season, a 407-foot shot to left. It was Wagner's second blown save in 12 chances.

"When you throw a pitch like that, right down the middle, it deserves what it got -- home run," Wagner said. "I didn't do my job. This game's on me."

The Phillies got two runs in the fourth. Rollins led off with a double and scored four batters later on Utley's single between shortstop and third base. One pitch later, Bell's single to center allowed Bobby Abreu to score the Phillies' second run. Rollins' RBI single in the seventh made it 3-0, knocking in Mike Lieberthal.

"We're just not getting the job done," Manuel said. "This was our game and we messed it up."

Tempers briefly flared after Beckett walked Kenny Lofton to lead off the sixth.

Lofton dropped the bat at home plate and started a slow walk toward first base, stopping halfway up the baseline after an agitated Beckett appeared to say something in his direction. Both benches cleared, but no punches were thrown and no one was ejected.

"I was informed later that he does it every time he walks," Beckett said. "I don't agree with it. He can do whatever he wants when everybody else is pitching. I just don't like it."


  • Both starters handled tough comebackers without incident. Beckett deflected Endy Chavez's hard shot with his pitching hand in the third inning, and Mike Lowell's fourth-inning liner struck Myers in the heel. Both runners were retired.
  • Rollins' average has risen from .230 to .251 in the last week, helped by a 9-for-22 spurt over his last five games.
  • Utley entered 1-for-10 against Beckett; he had two hits off him Tuesday.
  • Marlins reliever Guillermo Mota made his second rehab appearance at Single-A Jupiter, allowing two hits and one unearned run in 1 2-3 innings. He struck out three. He's been on the 15-day disabled list since May 1 with inflammation in his right elbow.
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The Marlins mob Carlos Delgado after his 10th-inning double drives in the game-winning run.  (AP)
The Marlins mob Carlos Delgado after his 10th-inning double drives in the game-winning run. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Rollins
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0

D. Easley
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Game Information
Attendance - 18419
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Larry Young, Third Base - Eric Cooper