Philadelphia at Florida

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Philadelphia (58-48) «0202101006130
Florida (53-53)010000000181

Phillies 6, Marlins 1

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MIAMI -- For Roy Halladay, less than perfect can still be awfully good.

The Philadelphia Phillies ace made a triumphant return to the scene of his perfect game, allowing one run in seven innings Tuesday night to beat the Florida Marlins 6-1.

Halladay (13-8) threw the second perfect game in Phillies history when he won May 29 on his last visit to Miami. He said he wasn't tempted to reminisce.

"The quicker you can turn the page on stuff like that, the better," he said. "To have it be a regular game and just go out and pitch is obviously beneficial for me, so I really didn't think about it."

This time the Marlins managed five hits against the right-hander, who struck out nine and lowered his ERA to 2.17. He hit a two-run single in the fourth.

"Forget his pitching. Let's talk about his hitting," manager Charlie Manuel said with a laugh.

The injury-plagued Phils need all the offensive help they can get. They played without slugger Ryan Howard, who before the game went on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained left ankle. Jayson Werth replaced Howard in the cleanup spot and went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts.

With Chase Utley and Shane Victorino also on the DL, Halladay provided a pick-me-up.

"When you have big guys out of your lineup, it's more important that everybody does their job," Halladay said.

The Phils are surging despite the injuries, winning 10 of their past 12 games. They closed within two games of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, who lost to the New York Mets 3-2.

"If we keep playing like we've been playing," Phils right fielder Ben Francisco said, "we should be fine."

Francisco and Carlos Ruiz homered on consecutive pitches in the second inning. Francisco finished with three of the Phils' 13 hits, and Ruiz had four.

Halladay improved 3-1 in four starts against Florida this year with an ERA of 1.13. His streak of consecutive batters retired in Miami this season reached 30 before Dan Uggla hit his 24th homer leading off the second inning.

Uggla said Halladay looked a lot like the perfect-game pitcher.

"He still threw really good," Uggla said. "It just so happens we got a couple of hits. The other time we didn't."

Florida's Sean West (0-1), making his first start of the season, went five innings and allowed five runs, four earned. Uggla made two misplays at second base that led to two runs.

The crowd was announced at 19,378, and many fans wore Phillies hats.

The only time Florida's first two batters reached was in the seventh. Halladay then got Ronny Paulino to hit into a double play, and when Hector Luna flied out to end the inning, Halladay pounded his glove once in satisfaction as he walked to the dugout.

He departed after throwing 109 pitches.

"You feel like every time he's out there, good things should happen," Francisco said. "He has lived up to it this year. We've probably put a lot of pressure on him, but he has been good every night out, and it makes it pretty easy on us."

Chad Durbin pitched two innings to complete the eight-hitter.

Wobbly defense -- a problem for the Marlins all season -- hurt them in the fourth inning. Francisco singled off the glove of third baseman Luna, then took third when center fielder Cody Ross misplayed Ruiz's deep fly into a double. An intentional walk to Wilson Valdez loaded the bases with two outs, and Halladay followed with a two-run single off the glove of a diving Luna.

"I just happened to catch it right, I guess," Halladay said. "The ball got in the way of the bat."

He came into the game with only one RBI in 61 at-bats this season.

An error by Uggla helped the Phils score an unearned run in the fifth, which came home on Ruiz's two-out single. Uggla mishandled a potential inning-ending double play grounder in the seventh, and the Phils went on to score on an RBI single by Valdez.

"Sean West did a decent job keeping us in the game," Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said, "but we didn't play defense behind him."

Notes

The Marlins designated RHP Jorge Sosa for assignment. ... Halladay has pitched at least six innings in 50 consecutive road starts. ... Werth is 0 for 20 in his past six games in Miami.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Ruiz
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 1
RBI 2
Florida

D. Uggla
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4010102 .238
Raul Ibanez, LF4110122 .266
Placido Polanco, 3B5110002 .316
Jayson Werth, CF5000045 .293
Ben Francisco, RF5231012 .262
Carlos Ruiz, C5242000 .294
Cody Ransom, 1B3000004 .190
   a- Ross Gload, PH-1B1000111 .282
Wilson Valdez, 2B4021101 .247
Roy Halladay, P3012014 .125
    Chad Durbin, P0000000 .000
Totals39613649  
a-was walked intentionally for Ransom in the 7th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (10, West), Carlos Ruiz (16, West)
HR - Ben Francisco (4, West), Carlos Ruiz (4, West)
SH - Roy Halladay (1)
RBI - Ben Francisco (18), Carlos Ruiz 2 (22), Wilson Valdez (25), Roy Halladay 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Ruiz (9), Wilson Valdez (11), Roy Halladay 2 (2)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Valdez-Gload
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Roy Halladay (W,13-8) 7511191 2.17
Chad Durbin 2300040 3.43
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 109-72, Chad Durbin 42-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 7-4, Chad Durbin 2-0
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 26, Chad Durbin 9
Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hanley Ramirez, SS4000020 .279
Logan Morrison, LF3010110 .226
Gaby Sanchez, 1B4010022 .288
Dan Uggla, 2B4131001 .280
Cody Ross, CF4010022 .274
Mike Stanton, RF4010023 .235
Ronny Paulino, C4010001 .276
Hector Luna, 3B3000011 .000
    Brian Sanches, P0000000 .000
    Jose Veras, P0000000 .000
   a- Donnie Murphy, PH1000012 .286
Sean West, P1000010 .000
   b- Bryan Petersen, PH1000010 .087
    Burke Badenhop, P0000000 .000
    Wes Helms, 3B1000000 .250
Totals34181113  
a-struck out for Veras in the 9th
b-struck out for West in the 5th
Batting
2B - Logan Morrison (3, Durbin), Ronny Paulino (17, Durbin)
HR - Dan Uggla (24, Halladay)
RBI - Dan Uggla (66)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - West-G. Sanchez-Luna
E - Dan Uggla (12, Misplayed grounder)
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sean West (L,0-1) 5954142 7.20
Burke Badenhop 2311220 4.78
Brian Sanches 1000110 3.22
Jose Veras 1100020 4.29
IBB - Valdez by Sean West, Gload by Burke Badenhop
Pitches-Strikes - Sean West 81-52, Burke Badenhop 49-28, Brian Sanches 14-8, Jose Veras 15-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sean West 4-7, Burke Badenhop 4-0
Batters Faced - Sean West 25, Burke Badenhop 11, Brian Sanches 4, Jose Veras 4
Game Information
Attendance - 19378
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez