PHILADELPHIA -- Distracted by trade speculation, Jon Lieber turned in a terrible performance.
Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 32 games for Philadelphia, but Lieber was roughed up on a day when he wasn't sure if he would take the mound.
Lieber (4-8) allowed nine runs and 13 hits, including three homers, in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander had been mentioned in trade talks, but didn't go anywhere before the 4 p.m. ET deadline.
"I'm not foolish to say it wasn't a distraction, especially when you have to pitch on the deadline and you don't know if you're going to pitch," Lieber said. "It's frustrating."
Johnson (9-5) gave up one run and five hits. The 22-year-old rookie struck out eight and lowered his NL-best ERA to 2.52.
"He was outstanding," Marlins manager Joe Girardi said. "He stayed ahead of hitters and made them hit his pitch."
A day after sending two-time All-Star right fielder Bobby Abreu and starting pitcher Cory Lidle to the New York Yankees for four minor league prospects, the Phillies traded left-handed reliever Rheal Cormier to Cincinnati for another minor leaguer.
But general manager Pat Gillick couldn't find a taker for slugger Pat Burrell, who has two years and $27 million remaining on his contract that includes a no-trade clause.
The underachieving Phillies, who trail the Reds by 5½ games in the NL wild-card standings, made four trades in the past week to dump salaries and restock their farm system.
"There were things we would've liked to get done," Gillick said. "We got a few things accomplished, but we didn't do everything on our list."
One player they plan to keep in Philadelphia for a while is Utley. The All-Star second baseman was 0-for-2 against Johnson before he singled off the glove of diving second baseman Uggla. Utley's streak is the longest in the major leagues this season, and second-longest in team history.
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has the longest Phillies streak at 38 games -- the final 36 of last season and the first two this year. Ed Delahanty had a 31-game run in 1899.
"I usually make that play," Uggla said.
Lieber completely unraveled in the fifth, allowing four runs after Mike Jacobs' fly ball fell in for a double because right fielder David Dellucci lost it in the sun.
Lieber intentionally walked Cabrera and fanned Josh Willingham for the second out, but Hermida homered to right-center to make it 8-1. Three straight singles, the last by Johnson, chased Lieber, who jogged off the mound to a chorus of boos.
Lieber won 17 games in his first season in Philadelphia, but has been a major disappointment this year.
"I think I was called everything today," Lieber said. "It was embarrassing, not the game you want to pitch."
Cabrera put Florida ahead 2-0 in the first inning with an opposite-field homer to right. Olivo made it 4-0 with another opposite-field drive in the second.
Chris Coste homered to cut it to 4-1 in the third.
Johnson helped himself with a two-out RBI double off the wall in left-center that put the Marlins ahead 5-1 in the fourth. He had an RBI single in the four-run fifth.
"I'm just swinging at the right time," Johnson said.
|Miguel Cabrera greets a sea of high-fives in the dugout after his two-run home run in the first. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Alfredo Amezaga, CF||6||0||1||1||0||0||4||.271|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||5||2||1||2||1||1||1||.295|
|Mike Jacobs, 1B||5||2||2||0||1||1||2||.290|
|Taylor Tankersley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Miguel Cabrera, 3B||4||3||3||3||1||1||0||.326|
|Logan Kensing, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Matt Treanor, PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.213|
|Josh Willingham, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.260|
|b- Reggie Abercrombie, PH-LF||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.217|
|Jeremy Hermida, RF||4||1||1||3||0||1||1||.288|
|c- Wes Helms, PH-3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.271|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||5||4||3||0||0||1||1||.266|
|Miguel Olivo, C-1B||5||2||3||2||0||0||2||.292|
|Josh Johnson, P||3||0||2||2||0||0||0||.100|
|d- Joe Borchard, PH-RF||1||1||0||0||1||1||2||.225|
|a-grounded out for Kensing in the 9th|
|b-tripled for Willingham in the 8th|
|c-flied out for Hermida in the 8th|
|d-walked for Johnson in the 8th|
|2B - Mike Jacobs 2 (30, Lieber, Lieber), Miguel Cabrera 2 (33, Lieber, Sanches), Miguel Olivo (14, White), Josh Johnson (2, Lieber)|
|3B - Reggie Abercrombie (2, Sanches)|
|HR - Dan Uggla (16, White), Miguel Cabrera (16, Lieber), Jeremy Hermida (5, Lieber), Miguel Olivo (12, Lieber)|
|RBI - Alfredo Amezaga (12), Dan Uggla 2 (61), Miguel Cabrera 3 (66), Reggie Abercrombie 2 (21), Jeremy Hermida 3 (22), Miguel Olivo 2 (40), Josh Johnson 2 (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Dan Uggla 2 (19), Miguel Cabrera 3 (18), Reggie Abercrombie 2 (10), Jeremy Hermida 3 (10), Josh Johnson 2 (3)|
|CS - Alfredo Amezaga (6, 2nd base by Lieber/Coste)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|PB - Miguel Olivo (6)|
|Josh Johnson (W,9-5)||7||5||1||1||0||8||1||2.52|
|Pitches-Strikes - Josh Johnson 109-73, Logan Kensing 22-12, Taylor Tankersley 20-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Johnson 10-3|
|Batters Faced - Josh Johnson 26, Logan Kensing 5, Taylor Tankersley 4|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.261|
|David Dellucci, RF||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||.313|
|Chase Utley, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||.327|
|Danny Sandoval, 2B||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.286|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.284|
|Pat Burrell, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.259|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.260|
|Brian Sanches, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rick White, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Mike Lieberthal, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.236|
|Abraham Nunez, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.162|
|Chris Coste, C||4||1||2||1||0||1||1||.343|
|Jon Lieber, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.074|
|Fabio Castro, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Shane Victorino, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.260|
|a-fouled out for White in the 9th|
|2B - David Dellucci (11, Kensing)|
|HR - Chris Coste (3, Johnson)|
|RBI - Danny Sandoval (2), Chris Coste (15)|
|2-OUT RBI - Danny Sandoval (1)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - Abraham Nunez (3, )|
|Jon Lieber (L,4-8)||4.2||13||9||9||1||3||3||6.09|
|IBB - Cabrera by Jon Lieber|
|HBP - Willingham (by Fabio Castro)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jon Lieber 79-57, Fabio Castro 39-25, Brian Sanches 43-27, Rick White 27-19|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Lieber 3-7, Rick White 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Jon Lieber 27, Fabio Castro 8, Brian Sanches 7, Rick White 7|
|Attendance - 20956|
|Game Time - 2:45|
|Temperature - 89|
|Umpires - Home - Ed Hickox, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Larry Poncino|