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Marlins 9, Phillies 7

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PHILADELPHIA -- One big offensive night suddenly has the Florida Marlins believing they can jump back into contention in the NL playoff race.

Miguel Cabrera had four hits, Alex Gonzalez added three and Paul Lo Duca homered to lead Florida's 17-hit effort in a 9-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

"I think we're back on track now. This helped us," Florida manager Jack McKeon said. "Maybe we can start a roll."

With an offense clicking like this, maybe the Marlins can still make a run in the NL East. The Marlins moved into third place in the division and are six games behind first-place Washington.

Cabrera doubled twice, and Lo Duca, Carlos Delgado and Juan Pierre all drove in two runs for the Marlins, who snapped a four-game losing streak and won for only the third time in nine games.

"We've got to put something together," McKeon said. "Win one, lose one is not going to get it done."

Pat Burrell hit his 20th homer and had two RBIs for the Phillies, who had a three-game winning streak ended. Chase Utley, Burrell and Jimmy Rollins all had three hits as the Phillies finished with 14. Utley drove in three runs.

The Marlins' season-high is 20 hits, against the Chicago Cubs on June 15. The Marlins had 11 hits through four innings and made it a short night for Phillies starter Cory Lidle (8-7).

Brian Moehler (5-6) won his third straight start for the Marlins, giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

"Hopefully this will get things going for us," Moehler said.

Marlins reliever Valerio de los Santos gave up three runs in the seventh when Rollins singled, Kenny Lofton doubled and Utley tripled to drive in both. Utley scored on a groundout to make it 9-7.

Todd Jones put two runners on in the ninth before striking out Ryan Howard for his 14th save of the season and 200th of his career.

"I guess, on a comic note, I'm officially half as good as (San Diego's) Trevor Hoffman," Jones said.

Surprisingly, the Marlins hit only one homer in one of baseball's most homer-friendly parks. They picked apart Lidle with a string of singles and doubles, including three straight doubles in a four-run third inning.

Luis Castillo got the doubles run rolling when he sliced one to the opposite field, just inside the left-field foul line, scoring Gonzalez for a 2-1 lead. Delgado followed with an RBI double to right-center and Cabrera doubled to left to make it 4-1.

Burrell seemed to lose Cabrera's ball in the lights, flinching as the ball bounced over his glove and rolled past him.

"We've been swinging the bats good, but not with guys in scoring position," Lo Duca said. "We had some guys with good at-bats the last couple of nights, especially when we needed to."

After the Phillies scored twice in the third on RBI singles by Rollins and Burrell, the Marlins chased Lidle in the fourth.

The Marlins loaded the bases with three straight singles to start the inning. Pierre then knocked in two runs with a single to center and the third runner scored on Lofton's throwing error for a 7-3 lead. Pierre went to second on the error and that was it for Lidle.

The Phillies right-hander had his second-shortest stint of the year, giving up a season-high 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

"They waited for me to throw my offspeed pitches," Lidle said. "Even if it was a good pitch, they waited long enough to get base hits. They were able to stay back."

Lo Duca hit a solo shot in the seventh, his fourth of the year and second in two games. He also had a sacrifice fly in the second.

"It's just a good ballpark, I guess," Lo Duca said. "Those are two balls that would probably at Pro Player would have hit the wall."

Notes

Eagles DE Hugh Douglas visited with Phillies in the dugout before the game and hung out with manager Charlie Manuel behind the batting cage. ... Phillies 3B David Bell did not play for the second straight game because of back spasms. He said he'll be ready to start Saturday. Tomas Perez again got the start at third. ... Burrell has 20 homers for the fifth straight season. ... The Phillies placed RHP Geoff Geary on the 15-day disabled list with a right eye contusion and purchased the contract of INF Danny Sandoval from Triple-A Scranton.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Florida

P. Lo Duca
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Florida Marlins
Juan Pierre, CF4012101 .271
Luis Castillo, 2B5121013 .327
Carlos Delgado, 1B5122012 .293
Miguel Cabrera, LF5141002 .341
    Chris Aguila, PR-LF0000000 .222
Juan Encarnacion, RF5020012 .284
Paul Lo Duca, C4222002 .292
Mike Lowell, 3B4110001 .226
Alex Gonzalez, SS4330010 .285
Brian Moehler, P1000013 .080
    Valerio De Los Santos, P0000000 .000
    Jim Mecir, P0000000 .000
   a- Jeff Conine, PH1000000 .265
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
    Todd Jones, P0000000 .000
Totals3891781516 
a-grounded out for Mecir in the 8th
Batting
2B - Luis Castillo (9, Lidle), Carlos Delgado (26, Lidle), Miguel Cabrera 2 (26, Lidle, Lidle)
HR - Paul Lo Duca (4, Worrell)
SF - Paul Lo Duca (7)
SH - Brian Moehler 2 (5)
RBI - Juan Pierre 2 (26), Luis Castillo (19), Carlos Delgado 2 (68), Miguel Cabrera (65), Paul Lo Duca 2 (37)
2-OUT RBI - Luis Castillo (4), Carlos Delgado 2 (31), Miguel Cabrera (22)
CS - Juan Encarnacion (4, 2nd base by Lidle/Lieberthal)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - A. Gonzalez-Castillo-Delgado
Florida Marlins
Brian Moehler (W,5-6) 6944121 3.43
Valerio De Los Santos 0.1333000 5.63
Jim Mecir (H,9) 0.2000020 3.73
Guillermo Mota (H,5) 1000110 4.54
Todd Jones (S,14) 1200010 1.38
WP - Valerio De Los Santos (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Brian Moehler 98-70, Valerio De Los Santos 15-9, Jim Mecir 8-6, Guillermo Mota 14-8, Todd Jones 20-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brian Moehler 11-4, Valerio De Los Santos 1-0, Guillermo Mota 1-1
Batters Faced - Brian Moehler 27, Valerio De Los Santos 4, Jim Mecir 2, Guillermo Mota 4, Todd Jones 5
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5331011 .278
Kenny Lofton, CF4120000 .344
Chase Utley, 2B4133100 .309
Bobby Abreu, RF5011024 .303
Pat Burrell, LF5132012 .291
Ryan Howard, 1B5000026 .233
Tomas Perez, 3B4000001 .245
Mike Lieberthal, C3120100 .246
Cory Lidle, P0000000 .194
    Rob Tejeda, P1000000 .000
   a- Endy Chavez, PH1000001 .235
    Tim Worrell, P0000000 .000
    Aaron Fultz, P0000000 .500
   b- Jason Michaels, PH1000001 .299
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .500
Totals3871472616 
a-grounded out for Tejeda in the 6th
b-flied out for Fultz in the 8th
Batting
2B - Kenny Lofton (6, De Los Santos), Chase Utley (18, T. Jones), Mike Lieberthal (13, Moehler)
3B - Chase Utley (2, De Los Santos)
HR - Pat Burrell (20, Moehler)
SH - Kenny Lofton (2), Cory Lidle (7)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (25), Chase Utley 3 (45), Bobby Abreu (60), Pat Burrell 2 (70)
2-OUT RBI - Pat Burrell (33)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (21, 2nd base off Moehler/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Utley-T. Perez-Howard, Utley-Rollins-Howard
E - Kenny Lofton (3, throwing error)
Philadelphia Phillies
Cory Lidle (L,8-7) 3.11177010 4.07
Rob Tejeda 2.2411100 2.95
Tim Worrell 1111011 8.16
Aaron Fultz 1000010 2.68
Billy Wagner 1100020 2.13
WP - Billy Wagner (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Cory Lidle 67-46, Rob Tejeda 40-24, Tim Worrell 14-9, Aaron Fultz 15-9, Billy Wagner 17-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cory Lidle 6-1, Rob Tejeda 4-3, Aaron Fultz 2-0, Billy Wagner 1-0
Batters Faced - Cory Lidle 19, Rob Tejeda 12, Tim Worrell 4, Aaron Fultz 3, Billy Wagner 4
Game Information
Attendance - 30233
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom