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Marlins' five home runs tie team record, too much for Phils

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MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins tied a team record with five home runs Sunday and needed them all.

Kevin Gregg escaped a bases-loaded jam when Jimmy Rollins flied out on a 3-2 pitch to end the game, and Florida beat Philadelphia 7-6.

The Phillies blew a 5-0 lead to lose their second game in a row after winning six straight. They fell four games behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.

"We needed this one," Rollins said. "We jump out there and get a five-spot -- there's no way that should be given up."

Cody Ross drove in three runs with two homers to lead the comeback by the last-place Marlins. They've won two games in a row for the first time since Aug. 10-11.

"The last few weeks, it seems like we've been down 5-0 or 6-0 in the first few innings every game," Ross said. "To keep the fight, especially against the Phillies when they're needing victories as bad as anybody, it's a big win for us."

Miguel Cabrera hit his 31st homer, and Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla hit back-to-back homers in the seventh to give Florida a two-run lead.

"Five home runs, and they were good ones," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "There were no cheapies."

Dontrelle Willis scored Florida's other run after hitting a pinch-hit double to start the fifth. Five relievers, including Justin Miller (5-0), limited Philadelphia to one run in the last 5 2/3 innings.

Gregg earned his 28th save in 30 chances but needed 43 pitches to get four outs.

With the score 7-5, Gregg came on to retire Pat Burrell on a popup with runners on second and third to end the eighth. The Phillies scored in the ninth on a two-out RBI single by Carlos Ruiz, and Chase Utley walked to load the bases.

Rollins took strikes on 2-0 and 3-1 pitches, and the Phillies disputed both calls by umpire Rob Drake.

"It seems like we'd get some of those," Manuel said. "That ain't the first time. What are you going to say?"

Rollins then flied out to center field.

Asked how he would describe the ninth inning, Gregg said: "Long."

"I'm never going to give in," he said. "I'm going to make them hit my pitch. Sometimes it's going to take you a couple of more pitches to get through an inning like that."

The Marlins scored seven times before they made an out in Saturday's win, but the offense took awhile to get going Sunday. Pitcher Adam Eaton's first homer since 2003 put the Phils ahead 5-0 in the fourth.

"Given a five-run lead, it's real frustrating not to hold down the fort," Eaton said.

Ross hit his 10th homer -- and his third in four at-bats over two games -- for a 5-all tie in the sixth. He was in the lineup only because left fielder Josh Willingham is nursing a stiff back.

Ramirez broke the tie with his 24th homer on the second pitch from Kane Davis (0-1), pitching in his second big-league game since 2005. Uggla then hit his 28th homer, surpassing his total as a rookie last year.

Florida's other five-homer game was Sept. 11, 2006, against the Mets. The Marlins need only eight more home runs to break the team record of 182 set last year.

Eaton, bidding for his first win since July 20, allowed five runs and three homers in six innings. Florida starter Scott Olsen lasted only 3 1/3 innings and allowed five runs.

The Phillies scored four times in the third inning, when Olsen needed 45 pitches to get three outs. Rollins led off with a triple, and after Burrell walked, Olsen gave up three consecutive hits. Ryan Howard singled home one run, Aaron Rowand doubled home another and Jayson Werth hit a two-run double.

The rally stirred chants of "Let's go Phillies!" from the crowd of 12,334. But the cheers were all for the Marlins once their homer binge began.

"By the end of the game," Ross said, "I was hearing a lot of 'Let's go Marlins."'

Notes

  • OF Chris Roberson was recalled by the Phillies from Triple-A Ottawa and pinch-ran in the ninth.
  • 2B Utley, who is 2-for-18 against Olsen, was held out of the starting lineup but came off the bench in the eighth.
  • Cabrera improved to 12-for-15 with three homers against Eaton.
 
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Mike Jacobs gives Cody Ross a forearm high-five on the first of Ross' two home runs.  (US Presswire)
Mike Jacobs gives Cody Ross a forearm high-five on the first of Ross' two home runs. (US Presswire)

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Florida

C. Ross
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
Philadelphia

A. Rowand
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5110113 .299
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B5020001 .268
    Francisco Rosario, P0000000 .000
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
Pat Burrell, LF3100203 .262
Ryan Howard, 1B5121022 .272
Aaron Rowand, CF5231001 .312
Jayson Werth, RF3012222 .326
Wes Helms, 3B3000012 .246
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH-3B1000111 .283
Carlos Ruiz, C3011211 .262
    Chris Roberson, PR0000000 .280
Adam Eaton, P3111015 .236
    Kane Davis, P0000000 .000
   b- Chase Utley, PH-2B1000110 .336
Totals376116910  
a-struck out for Helms in the 7th
b-struck out for Davis in the 8th
Batting
2B - Tadahito Iguchi (26, Tankersley), Aaron Rowand (37, Olsen), Jayson Werth (9, Olsen)
3B - Jimmy Rollins (16, Olsen)
HR - Adam Eaton (1, Olsen)
RBI - Ryan Howard (111), Aaron Rowand (77), Jayson Werth 2 (31), Carlos Ruiz (46), Adam Eaton (5)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Ruiz (18)
CS - Aaron Rowand (3, 2nd base by Miller/Olivo)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
E - Greg Dobbs (7, Missed catch of throw), Ryan Howard (10, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Adam Eaton 6655153 6.28
Kane Davis (L,0-1) 1322102 6.00
Francisco Rosario 0.1100000 5.96
J.C. Romero 0.2000200 2.61
HBP - Hermida (by Adam Eaton)
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 89-54, Kane Davis 25-14, Francisco Rosario 3-2, J.C. Romero 21-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 6-8, Kane Davis 1-3, Francisco Rosario 1-0, J.C. Romero 2-0
Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 27, Kane Davis 8, Francisco Rosario 2, J.C. Romero 4
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS3111000 .333
Dan Uggla, 2B4112110 .249
Jeremy Hermida, RF4000021 .283
Miguel Cabrera, 3B3121200 .318
Mike Jacobs, 1B4110107 .267
Cody Ross, LF4233010 .330
Miguel Olivo, C4000010 .235
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
Alejandro De Aza, CF4000003 .224
Scott Olsen, P1000000 .191
    Daniel Barone, P0000000 .143
   a- Dontrelle Willis, PH1110000 .235
    Logan Kensing, P0000000 .000
   b- Todd Linden, PH1000000 .216
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
    Taylor Tankersley, P0000000 .000
    Matt Treanor, C1010000 .295
Totals34710745  
a-doubled for Barone in the 5th
b-lined out for Kensing in the 6th
Batting
2B - Mike Jacobs (20, Eaton), Dontrelle Willis (1, Eaton), Matt Treanor (6, Rosario)
HR - Hanley Ramirez (24, Davis), Dan Uggla (28, Davis), Miguel Cabrera (31, Eaton), Cody Ross 2 (10, Eaton, Eaton)
SH - Hanley Ramirez 2 (4)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (67), Dan Uggla 2 (79), Miguel Cabrera (94), Cody Ross 3 (31)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Olivo-H. Ramirez
E - Daniel Barone (1, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
Scott Olsen 3.1755331 5.76
Daniel Barone 1.2000210 6.00
Logan Kensing 1000110 0.00
Justin Miller (W,5-0) 1.1100020 3.75
Taylor Tankersley (H,13) 0.1100110 4.57
Kevin Gregg (S,28) 1.1211220 3.05
IBB - Ruiz by Scott Olsen, Ruiz by Daniel Barone
WP - Kevin Gregg (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Olsen 97-53, Daniel Barone 30-13, Logan Kensing 14-6, Justin Miller 14-9, Taylor Tankersley 14-8, Kevin Gregg 43-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Olsen 2-5, Justin Miller 1-0
Batters Faced - Scott Olsen 20, Daniel Barone 7, Logan Kensing 4, Justin Miller 4, Taylor Tankersley 3, Kevin Gregg 8
Game Information
Attendance - 12334
Game Time - 3:21
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Chad Fairchild