PHILADELPHIA -- A few of the Florida Marlins were watching television before the game when a broadcaster said they were too young and inexperienced to stay in contention.
Nothing these Marlins do anymore should be a surprise.
Ricky Nolasco pitched 6 2/3 strong innings and Florida roughed up Cole Hamels in a 7-3 victory over the Phillies on Saturday night that ended Philadelphia's five-game winning streak.
Luis Gonzalez hit a go-ahead two-run homer and Cody Ross and Jorge Cantu also went deep for the upstart Marlins, who moved back into first place in the NL East -- a half-game ahead of the Phillies. Florida leads the division despite a major league-low payroll of $22 million on opening day.
"Nolasco was the player of the game," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "To get that deep in the game against a team like that was big."
Chase Utley hit his major league-leading 19th homer for Philadelphia. Utley also leads the NL with 49 RBI.
Nolasco (5-3) allowed two runs and four hits to win his fourth straight decision. The right-hander held in check a potent lineup that scored 60 runs in the previous five games.
"I just pitched to my strength," Nolasco said. "I had a lot of things working, a good curve to left-handed hitters and a good slider to right-handers."
Hamels (5-4) lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs and eight hits. The All-Star left-hander was coming off one of the poorest outings of his career. He gave up six runs in four innings in Philadelphia's 15-6 win at Houston last Sunday. Hamels' ERA rose to 3.73 from 2.61 a week ago.
"He was having a hard time establishing his breaking ball, his command was off and he threw a lot of high fastballs," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
The Marlins pushed across four runs in the fourth to take a 4-2 lead. Hanley Ramirez led off with a double. After Jeremy Hermida singled and Cantu flied out to shallow right, Wes Helms hit a two-run double to left-center to tie it at 2.
Helms, who struggled with the Phillies last year after signing a free-agent contract, was booed each time he came up.
Gonzalez connected with two outs to make it 4-2. It was his 350th career homer. Hamels wasn't pleased he didn't get a call on a 2-2 pitch to Helms. He let plate umpire Bruce Dreckman hear it after Gonzalez hit a 3-2 pitch into the right-field seats.
"I'm more disappointed in letting the team down," Hamels said. "We just started playing well and I let them down."
Cantu hit a leadoff drive in the sixth and Ross chased Hamels with a two-run shot to left for a 7-2 lead.
Ross had nine homers in his last 10 hits, before hitting a single in the ninth. Ten of his 21 hits are homers. Mark McGwire was the last player to have a similar streak. He had 11 straight hits for homers in 2001.
"It felt kind of strange to hit a single," Ross said.
Pat Burrell had an RBI single in the first and Ryan Howard's run-scoring groundout in the third gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead. Shane Victorino scored both runs after hitting doubles.
- A crowd of 45,261 was the sixth largest in the five-year history of Citizens Bank Park. It was the 12th sellout this season.
- Victorino has a 12-game hitting streak.
- Ramirez was in the lineup a night after a bruised thumb forced him to leave the game early.
- The seven runs off Hamels tied for the most he's allowed. He gave up seven twice his rookie year in 2006.
- The left-handed hitting Utley has 10 homers against left-handers, tops in the majors.
- Phillies C Carlos Ruiz left the game with a bruised left hand after getting hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative.
- Gonzalez is tied with Chili Davis for 77th on the career list in homers.