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Phillies 13, Marlins 7

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PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Lieberthal and Pat Burrell did their best Bobby Abreu impressions.

Lieberthal and Burrell each hit two homers to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 13-7 victory over the Florida Marlins on Thursday night.

It was an important win for the Phillies, who are trying to make some sort of run to get back in the NL East race. Not only are they trying to catch first-place Washington, they are attempting to knock Florida out of contention before the July 31 trading deadline.

"Every game we play from here is big," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

This was the first of a 10-game road trip for the Marlins that includes stops in Arizona and San Francisco; the Phillies opened a 10-game homestand with Los Angeles and San Diego also visiting.

"You've got to make your run right now," Lieberthal said. "You either fall back or you stay in it. You try and improve your team and make a run for it."

Maybe the Phillies can duplicate the success of their 12-1 homestand in June that catapulted them from fifth place to second. The Phillies, though, couldn't sustain that success and find themselves 6½ games behind Washington.

The Marlins are seven games out.

Abreu, who hit a record 41 homers in winning the Home Run Derby on Monday, didn't see his power carry over against the Marlins -- he went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and two runs scored.

Abreu made quite an impact on Lieberthal, however.

"To be honest, I was trying to act like Bobby," Lieberthal said. "I just tried to be relaxed. He's never off balance and very light on his feet. Watching him in the All-Star game was truly special for him and the Phillies. He's a guy you want to be like."

Brett Myers (7-5) was bailed out by the long ball after staking Florida to a 3-0 lead. Burrell's 18th homer of the year, a two-run shot to center in the second, made it 3-2.

Ryan Howard homered on the next pitch from A.J. Burnett (5-6) with an opposite-field shot to left and Lieberthal followed two batters later with a solo homer for a 4-3 lead.

The Marlins tied it in the third on Miguel Cabrera's 18th homer, but they wouldn't score again off Myers. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out five in six innings.

"I was having trouble early with the mound ... but I just tried to go out there and battle," Myers said. "I realize I didn't have my best stuff out there tonight."

Burrell added a three-run homer in the eighth off Randy Messenger to make it 13-5 and match his career high with five RBI.

Philadelphia scored twice off Burnett in the fifth to take the lead, scoring on Chase Utley's go-ahead groundout RBI and Abreu's sacrifice fly. Burnett left after five innings, giving up six hits and six runs.

"I didn't hit a spot," Burnett said.

Manuel shuffled the lineup, moving Abreu to the cleanup spot, Utley hit third and Burrell was dropped to fifth. Manuel said the moves had nothing to do with the right fielder's record-setting performance.

The Phillies broke it open with a four-run sixth, including another solo homer from Lieberthal, his eighth of the season.

"I wasn't jumping as much at pitches," Lieberthal said. "I was just being a little more relaxed and stayed back."

Florida's Paul Lo Duca hit his third homer of the year in the second inning. The Marlins added two runs in the ninth.

"Sooner or later you've got to win games," Florida manager Jack McKeon said.

Notes

LHP Al Leiter was designated for assignment, perhaps signaling the end of a 19-year career for the left-hander who helped the Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays win World Series titles. Leiter agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with Florida in the offseason, but struggled with his control in his second stint with the Marlins and was 3-7 with a 6.64 ERA in 16 starts. ... The Marlins recalled LHP Jason Vargas from Double-A Carolina. He made his major league debut, pitching the seventh. ... Myers' run-scoring balk in the second was his NL-worst fourth of the season. ... Burrell had his 11th career multihomer game and Lieberthal had his 10th.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

M. Lieberthal
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
Philadelphia

P. Burrell
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 5
 
Florida Marlins
Juan Pierre, CF4231000 .271
   a- Jeff Conine, PH1110000 .267
Luis Castillo, 2B4001001 .325
   b- Damion Easley, PH1111000 .243
Carlos Delgado, 1B3020110 .291
Miguel Cabrera, LF5122024 .334
Juan Encarnacion, RF5000005 .282
Paul Lo Duca, C4121000 .289
Mike Lowell, 3B4010001 .226
Alex Gonzalez, SS3100101 .279
A.J. Burnett, P2000021 .079
   c- Lenny Harris, PH1000001 .289
    Chris Resop, P0000000 .000
    Valerio De Los Santos, P0000000 .000
    Jason Vargas, P0000000 .000
    Randy Messenger, P0000000 .500
   d- Chris Aguila, PH1000000 .222
Totals3871262514 
a-doubled for Pierre in the 9th
b-doubled for Castillo in the 9th
c-grounded out for Burnett in the 6th
d-grounded out for Messenger in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jeff Conine (7, Cormier), Damion Easley (13, Cormier), Carlos Delgado (25, Madson), Mike Lowell (25, Myers)
3B - Juan Pierre (9, Madson)
HR - Miguel Cabrera (18, Myers), Paul Lo Duca (3, Myers)
RBI - Juan Pierre (24), Luis Castillo (18), Damion Easley (19), Miguel Cabrera 2 (64), Paul Lo Duca (35)
2-OUT RBI - Juan Pierre (11)
SB - Juan Pierre (25, 2nd base off Myers/Lieberthal), Alex Gonzalez (5, 2nd base off Myers/Lieberthal)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Juan Encarnacion 1
DP - Castillo-A. Gonzalez-Delgado
Florida Marlins
A.J. Burnett (L,5-6) 5666433 3.64
Chris Resop 0.1233101 9.45
Valerio De Los Santos 0.2211010 4.02
Jason Vargas 1100110 0.00
Randy Messenger 1233221 7.36
IBB - Abreu by Randy Messenger
Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Burnett 86-47, Chris Resop 15-8, Valerio De Los Santos 14-10, Jason Vargas 22-14, Randy Messenger 29-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 4-6, Valerio De Los Santos 1-0, Jason Vargas 2-0
Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 23, Chris Resop 4, Valerio De Los Santos 4, Jason Vargas 5, Randy Messenger 7
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4111111 .273
Kenny Lofton, CF4210001 .341
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
    Ugueth Urbina, P0000000 .000
   a- Jason Michaels, PH-LF1110000 .301
Chase Utley, 2B4012121 .302
Bobby Abreu, RF2201222 .305
Pat Burrell, LF4225111 .286
    Rheal Cormier, P0000000 .000
Ryan Howard, 1B4111101 .250
Tomas Perez, 3B4110101 .255
Mike Lieberthal, C4233012 .240
Brett Myers, P1010101 .091
   b- Endy Chavez, PH-CF2110002 .239
Totals341313138713 
a-doubled for Urbina in the 8th
b-doubled for Myers in the 6th
Batting
2B - Jason Michaels (9, Messenger), Chase Utley (17, De Los Santos), Endy Chavez (4, Resop)
HR - Pat Burrell 2 (19, Burnett, Messenger), Ryan Howard (4, Burnett), Mike Lieberthal 2 (8, Burnett, Resop)
SF - Bobby Abreu (4)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (24), Chase Utley 2 (42), Bobby Abreu (59), Pat Burrell 5 (68), Ryan Howard (12), Mike Lieberthal 3 (25)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (18), Pat Burrell 3 (32)
SB - Kenny Lofton (11, 2nd base off Burnett/Lo Duca), Chase Utley (9, 2nd base off Burnett/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Cormier-Rollins-Howard
E - Pat Burrell (3, Misplayed batted ball)
Philadelphia Phillies
Brett Myers (W,7-5) 6743252 3.26
Ryan Madson 1211000 3.78
Ugueth Urbina 1000000 3.89
Rheal Cormier 1322000 5.57
HBP - Delgado (by Rheal Cormier)
Pitches-Strikes - Brett Myers 103-64, Ryan Madson 16-12, Ugueth Urbina 10-5, Rheal Cormier 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brett Myers 4-9, Ryan Madson 3-0, Ugueth Urbina 2-1, Rheal Cormier 2-0
Batters Faced - Brett Myers 27, Ryan Madson 5, Ugueth Urbina 3, Rheal Cormier 6
Game Information
Attendance - 29660
Game Time - 3:07
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Bill Welke