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Florida (81-72) «50006201x14141

Maybin's streak pushes Marlins' winning streak to nine

CBSSports.com wire reports
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MIAMI -- The Philadelphia Phillies' winning streak was no match for the surging Florida Marlins and their .818 hitter, newcomer Cameron Maybin. And it cost them first place in the NL East.

The rookie had four singles for the second straight game, tied a franchise record by reaching base in 10 consecutive plate appearances and helped the Marlins beat the Phillies 14-8 on Friday night.

"He looks like he has been in the league 10 years," teammate Alfredo Amezaga said.

The result snapped the Phillies' seven-game winning streak, their longest this season, and knocked them out of first place in the NL East as the New York Mets took a half-game lead over Philadelphia by beating Atlanta 9-5.

The Marlins, scrambling to climb into the playoff race with nine games left, tied a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win. They are 4½ games behind Philadelphia in the wild-card race.

"They can still win," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "Stranger things have happened. It's up to us to make sure we get them."

The Phillies' Brett Myers (10-12), who pitched a two-hitter in his last start, gave up five runs in his first 17 pitches before retiring a batter. He departed with no outs in the fifth and allowed a career-high 10 runs.

Myers' biggest problem was Maybin, recalled from the minors on Tuesday. One of the top prospects in the trade that sent Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit, Maybin singled in his first four at-bats to hike his average to .900 (9-for-10).

He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 20,202 after he popped out in the eighth, ending a streak of eight consecutive hits to tie another franchise record.

"He made an out -- how about that?" manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Maybin led off all three innings in which Florida scored, stole two bases, scored three runs and finished the night batting .818.

"It's nice," Maybin said. "Hopefully I can come out and tomorrow we can do the same and get another win."

Teammate Mike Jacobs drove in four runs, Dan Uggla hit his 31st home run for Florida, Jorge Cantu added his 29th and Amezaga drove in three runs with his third homer.

The run total allowed by the Phillies was their season high. The Marlins went 7-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

"We can score on them, but we have trouble holding them," said Manuel, whose team is 6-10 against Florida this year.

Ryan Howard briefly put Philadelphia ahead with a two-run homer in the fifth, his 46th. Shane Victorino hit his 13th homer and Gregg Dobbs hit his ninth.

Josh Johnson (6-1) won despite giving up a season-high six runs, five earned, in five innings.

The matchup between baseball's two hottest teams included a bit of gamesmanship. Manuel complained early in the game that the Marlins' base coaches were straying from their boxes, and he was concerned they might steal signs.

The Marlins then complained about a tattoo on Myers' left arm.

"They got upset because they thought I was nitpicking," Manuel said.

The umpires told Myers to cover the tattoo. He put on long sleeves but said the clothing switch didn't bother him.

The lead changed hands for the third and final time when Florida scored six runs in the fifth to go ahead 11-6. Maybin led off with a single, stole second and came home on Cantu's double. Uggla's bases-loaded single scored a run to put the Marlins up 7-6 and end Myers' night.

"One of those days," Myers said. "Everything I threw up there, they hit. They're really confident right now. They don't believe anybody can stop them."

Notes

  • Florida SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) missed his second straight game but may play this weekend.
  • The Marlins have won nine consecutive games four other times, most recently Aug. 20-29, 2006. They did not do it either year they won the World Series.
  • Florida (81-72) climbed nine games above .500 for the first time since May 27.
  • Myers fell to 3-8 on the road with an ERA of 6.21.
  • The Phils' Jayson Werth struck out four times.
 
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Cameron Maybin makes people forget he's a call-up. He goes 4-for-5 with three runs.  (AP)
Cameron Maybin makes people forget he's a call-up. He goes 4-for-5 with three runs. (AP)

Players of the Game
Florida

J. Cantu
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Philadelphia

R. Howard
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4120101 .280
Chase Utley, 2B2211202 .288
Jayson Werth, RF5110042 .282
Ryan Howard, 1B4113020 .248
Pat Burrell, LF4000112 .250
Shane Victorino, CF5111022 .288
Greg Dobbs, 3B2121000 .299
   a- Mike Cervenak, PH1000000 .222
    Les Walrond, P0000000 .000
   b- So Taguchi, PH0000000 .198
   c- Geoff Jenkins, PH1000000 .244
    Kyle Kendrick, P0000000 .102
Chris Coste, C3110011 .269
Brett Myers, P1000001 .070
    Rudy Seanez, P0000000 .000
   d- Pedro Feliz, PH-3B2000001 .249
Totals34896410  
a-lined out for Dobbs in the 6th
b-announced for Walrond in the 8th
c-flied out for Taguchi in the 8th
d-grounded out for Seanez in the 6th
Batting
2B - Greg Dobbs (12, Johnson)
HR - Ryan Howard (46, Johnson), Shane Victorino (13, Miller), Greg Dobbs (9, Johnson)
SF - Chase Utley (8), Ryan Howard (6)
SH - Brett Myers (9)
RBI - Chase Utley (96), Ryan Howard 3 (141), Shane Victorino (57), Greg Dobbs (39)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (44, 3rd base off Miller/Baker), Chase Utley (13, 2nd base off Miller/Baker)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jayson Werth 1
Philadelphia Phillies
Brett Myers (L,10-12) 491010231 4.46
Rudy Seanez 1111001 3.73
Les Walrond 2322110 7.56
Kyle Kendrick 1111001 5.46
IBB - Jacobs by Brett Myers
WP - Les Walrond (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Brett Myers 97-61, Rudy Seanez 11-10, Les Walrond 31-20, Kyle Kendrick 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brett Myers 5-4, Rudy Seanez 2-1, Les Walrond 3-1, Kyle Kendrick 1-2
Batters Faced - Brett Myers 23, Rudy Seanez 4, Les Walrond 9, Kyle Kendrick 4
Florida Marlins
Cameron Maybin, CF5340000 .818
John Baker, C3311201 .291
Jorge Cantu, 3B-1B5332003 .279
Mike Jacobs, 1B3224100 .253
    Andrew Miller, P0000000 .067
    Logan Kensing, P0000000 .000
    Arthur Rhodes, P0000000 .000
   a- Jeremy Hermida, PH1000000 .244
    Joe Nelson, P0000000 .000
Dan Uggla, 2B4123000 .265
Luis Gonzalez, LF4101010 .261
    Brett Carroll, LF0000000 .059
Cody Ross, RF4010002 .264
Alfredo Amezaga, SS4113001 .261
Josh Johnson, P2000020 .148
   b- Gaby Sanchez, PH1000000 .000
    Mark Hendrickson, P0000000 .257
    Wes Helms, 3B1000011 .245
Totals3714141434  
a-popped out for Rhodes in the 8th
b-grounded out for Johnson in the 5th
Batting
2B - Jorge Cantu (39, Myers), Mike Jacobs (25, Myers)
HR - Jorge Cantu (29, Kendrick), Dan Uggla (31, Myers), Alfredo Amezaga (3, Seanez)
RBI - John Baker (28), Jorge Cantu 2 (93), Mike Jacobs 4 (92), Dan Uggla 3 (89), Luis Gonzalez (47), Alfredo Amezaga 3 (31)
2-OUT RBI - Jorge Cantu (37), Alfredo Amezaga 3 (20)
SB - Cameron Maybin 2 (2, 2nd base off Myers/Coste, 2nd base off Myers/Coste)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
E - Mike Jacobs (11, Misplayed grounder)
Florida Marlins
Josh Johnson (W,6-1) 5765162 3.65
Mark Hendrickson 1000000 5.55
Andrew Miller 1122211 5.74
Logan Kensing 0.2100000 4.09
Arthur Rhodes 0.1000000 1.85
Joe Nelson 1000130 1.82
HBP - Coste (by Logan Kensing)
WP - Josh Johnson (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Johnson 98-67, Mark Hendrickson 12-8, Andrew Miller 23-10, Logan Kensing 8-6, Arthur Rhodes 7-5, Joe Nelson 17-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Johnson 6-4, Mark Hendrickson 1-2
Batters Faced - Josh Johnson 24, Mark Hendrickson 3, Andrew Miller 6, Logan Kensing 4, Arthur Rhodes 1, Joe Nelson 4
Game Information
Attendance - 20202
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Ed Hickox, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Ed Rapuano