PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Halladay wasn't the shutdown pitcher he has been most of the season. Philadelphia's offense bailed him out and helped the Phillies pull off a doubleheader sweep of the Florida Marlins.
Carlos Ruiz's RBI single to center with two outs in the 10th inning gave Philadelphia a 5-4 comeback victory over the Marlins in the nightcap Wednesday.
"It was a special moment," Ruiz said.
In the opener, Kyle Kendrick pitched more like Halladay usually does, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings to lead the Phillies to an 8-1 victory.
In the nightcap, Halladay allowed four runs on six hits and seven innings and appeared headed for the loss, but Philadelphia scored twice in the ninth to send it to extra innings before Ruiz's game-winner gave the Phillies six straight wins and nine in 11 games.
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"Things happen for you when you're going good," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "Things definitely work in your favor and they go for you."
On the other hand, the Marlins continued their stunning slide, losing their sixth straight and 16th of 18. Florida has gone from two games back to 10½ of the NL-East leading Phillies in 11 days.
"Up 4-2 in the ninth, you've got to get the win," Florida's Logan Morrison said. "Good teams find a way and we're not a good team right now."
Ryan Howard was hit by reliever Mike Dunn's first pitch of the 10th. Two outs later, Domonic Brown walked and Ruiz laced an 0-1 fastball from Dunn (4-5) past diving shortstop Hanley Ramirez to score Howard.
"[Ruiz] gets big hits because he can catch up to a good fastball," Manuel said. "When they try to throw the ball by him or challenge him, his swing is compact and short."
Ruiz is mostly known for his work behind the plate, and Halladay was glad his catcher got a chance to steal the spotlight.
"He does so much behind the plate and often doesn't get a lot of credit," Halladay said. "For him to have a game-changing moment like that you like to see it. He certainly deserves it."
Added Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez: "We were one out away. We got to Halladay and scored four runs, but we couldn't close out the game."
- The Marlins called up INF Jose Lopez from New Orleans, and he started at second base in the nightcap.
- Phillies LHP Cole Hamels brushed off reporters a day after he left his start with tightness in the middle of his back. "I'm not injured. I'll talk to you guys in five days," he said.
- The Marlins optioned INF Ozzie Martinez to New Orleans and purchased Villanueva's contract. To make room for Villanueva, the Marlins transferred RHP Josh Johnson to the 60-day DL.
- Marlins RHP Edward Mujica left in the seventh with a sprained right wrist and will miss 2-to-3 days, Rodriguez said.