Florida at Philadelphia

Florida (11-12) «32002301011172
Philadelphia (10-13)1110110005101

Marlins 11, Phillies 5

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Dontrelle Willis won without his best stuff -- again.

Willis struggled through 6 1/3 innings, Miguel Cabrera had a career-best five hits and Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer in Florida's 11-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

Cabrera was 5-for-5 with four singles and a solo homer.

"He's half-man, half-amazing," Willis said of the 24-year-old third baseman.

Willis (5-1) allowed nine hits and five runs. He gave up five runs in a win over Atlanta on Monday, and has a 5.35 ERA in six starts. But the Marlins have averaged 8.2 runs when he's on the mound.

"The guys won me a victory," he said.

Aaron Rowand extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games and Rod Barajas homered for the Phillies, who got a poor outing from Adam Eaton (2-2).

Eaton allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander hasn't lived up to his big contract, posting a 7.71 ERA in five starts. The Phillies gave Eaton a $24.5 million, 3-year deal, even though he'd never won more than 11 games in a season.

"It's frustrating, definitely not a good game for me," Eaton said. "I just didn't pitch well."

The Marlins quickly went ahead 3-0 against Eaton in the first and never trailed. Dan Uggla's two-run homer in the second extended Florida's lead to 5-1.

The Phillies scored single runs in each of the first three innings. Rowand doubled and scored on Jimmy Rollins' single in the first. Barajas hit a solo shot in the second. Chase Utley's two-out single drove in Rowand to cut it to 5-3 in the third.

Consecutive doubles by Willingham and Joe Borchard put the Marlins ahead 6-3 and chased Eaton in the fifth. Alfredo Amezaga added a run-scoring single to make it 7-3.

Utley had a sacrifice fly in the fifth, but Willingham's three-run homer off Francisco Rosario put it out of reach at 10-4.

"This is a good park to hit in," Cabrera said. "Hit a ball hard, you have a chance for a home run."

Willis pitched out of trouble in the fourth after Abraham Nunez singled and Barajas blooped a double to right with one out. Nunez was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Eaton's grounder to third baseman Cabrera and Rowand struck out to end the inning.

Though the Phillies (10-13) have won six of eight, the loss assured them a fourth consecutive losing April.

"It's disappointing, but it means we have to have a big May," manager Charlie Manuel said.


The Marlins had a season-high 17th hits. ... Cabrera is the 10th Marlins player to have five hits in a game. The last was Uggla on Sept. 11, 2006 against the Mets. ... LF Pat Burrell threw Hanley Ramirez out trying to score from second base on a single in the fourth for his third outfield assist. The Phillies have 10 outfield assists. ... Willis surpassed A.J. Burnett to become the franchise leader in innings pitched with 854 1/3 innings. ... Rollins has 23 consecutive stolen bases without being caught, dating to last season.

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Players of the Game

M. Cabrera
AB 5
R 3
H 5
HR 1

J. Willingham
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS5120102 .358
Dan Uggla, 2B5212134 .237
Miguel Cabrera, 3B5351001 .364
Mike Jacobs, 1B5111011 .323
Josh Willingham, LF4233110 .293
Joe Borchard, RF4122110 .243
Miguel Olivo, C5001013 .226
Alfredo Amezaga, CF5021013 .254
Dontrelle Willis, P3110111 .273
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
   a- Jason Wood, PH1000011 .176
    Henry Owens, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Lindstrom in the 9th
2B - Hanley Ramirez (6, Eaton), Josh Willingham (5, Eaton), Joe Borchard (2, Eaton), Alfredo Amezaga (2, Geary)
HR - Dan Uggla (5, Eaton), Miguel Cabrera (7, Castro), Josh Willingham (3, Rosario)
RBI - Dan Uggla 2 (17), Miguel Cabrera (17), Mike Jacobs (9), Josh Willingham 3 (15), Joe Borchard 2 (12), Miguel Olivo (16), Alfredo Amezaga (6)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham 3 (6), Alfredo Amezaga (2)
Team LOB - 9
DP - H. Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs
E - Dan Uggla (1, Misplayed grounder), Dontrelle Willis (1, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
Dontrelle Willis (W,5-1) 6.1954171 5.35
Matt Lindstrom 1.2000100 2.45
Henry Owens 1100230 2.63
HBP - Rowand (by Dontrelle Willis)
Pitches-Strikes - Dontrelle Willis 111-67, Matt Lindstrom 15-9, Henry Owens 30-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dontrelle Willis 11-2, Matt Lindstrom 3-1
Batters Faced - Dontrelle Willis 31, Matt Lindstrom 5, Henry Owens 6
Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Rowand, CF4210022 .384
Shane Victorino, RF4110113 .270
Jimmy Rollins, SS5021012 .294
Chase Utley, 2B3012123 .304
Pat Burrell, LF3000212 .304
Wes Helms, 1B5000034 .284
Abraham Nunez, 3B4120000 .185
Rod Barajas, C3121001 .214
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH1000000 .160
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
Adam Eaton, P2000000 .167
    Francisco Rosario, P0000000 .000
   b- Jayson Werth, PH1011000 .273
    Fabio Castro, P0000000 .000
   c- Carlos Ruiz, PH-C1000000 .317
a-grounded out for Barajas in the 8th
b-singled for Rosario in the 6th
c-flied out for Castro in the 8th
2B - Aaron Rowand (7, Willis), Abraham Nunez (1, Willis), Rod Barajas (1, Willis)
HR - Rod Barajas (1, Willis)
SF - Chase Utley (2)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (18), Chase Utley 2 (19), Rod Barajas (3), Jayson Werth (1)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (8), Rod Barajas (3), Jayson Werth (1)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (4, 2nd base off Willis/Olivo)
Team LOB - 10
Outfield Assists - Pat Burrell 1
DP - Helms-Rollins-Eaton
E - Abraham Nunez (2, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
Adam Eaton (L,2-2) 4.11077341 7.71
Francisco Rosario 1.2433121 6.43
Fabio Castro 2211021 4.50
Geoff Geary 1100120 2.25
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 86-51, Francisco Rosario 38-21, Fabio Castro 30-19, Geoff Geary 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 5-2, Fabio Castro 1-3
Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 24, Francisco Rosario 10, Fabio Castro 8, Geoff Geary 5
Game Information
Attendance - 36914
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 61
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Randy Marsh, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Sam Holbrook