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Phils reach franchise best with win over Marlins

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MIAMI -- The crowd clad in red rose as one in anticipation of the night's final strike, which Ryan Madson delivered to trigger a roar from the fans of the visiting team.

These days it's fun to root for the Philadelphia Phillies, even in Miami.

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John Mayberry drove in three runs with a homer and a sacrifice fly Friday, and the Phillies climbed 42 games above .500 for the first time in the franchise's 129-year history by beating the Florida Marlins 5-3.

The Phillies, whose 88-46 record is the best in the majors, were 41 games over in 1976. They reached the new pinnacle with their fifth consecutive win.

Roy Oswalt (7-8) bounced back from a defeat against the Marlins a week earlier. He allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven.

"After the third inning I really felt a lot better," Oswalt said. "The first three innings I felt like I was trying to throw the ball from second base, and then after the third inning I felt like I was standing on top of the hitter."

Mayberry hit a two-run homer, his 13th, to put Philadelphia ahead to stay in the fifth inning. He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Shane Victorino had two hits and scored twice for the Phillies. They totaled only seven hits but won for the 22nd time in their past 27 games in Miami since September 2008.

The last-place Marlins out-hit Philadelphia but went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position. Florida pitchers walked six and threw three wild pitches, and the Marlins committed two errors.

"I'm getting tired of looking at this stuff," manager Jack McKeon said. "We're better than that. It's time to wake up. The fans deserve better, the organization deserves better. On the other hand, maybe they can't play. Maybe they're not good enough. That's up to them. They have another 25 or 26 games to show us they can play."

Trailing 5-3, the Marlins had two on with one out in the seventh. Third baseman Placido Polanco made a diving stop to retire Greg Dobbs and end the threat.

"That's the play of the game," Phils manager Charlie Manuel said.

"Every time you make a play and stop the other team from scoring, it's important," Polanco said.

Three Phillies combined to pitch 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief. Madson earned his 27th save in 29 chances with a one-hit ninth.

Oswalt benefited from tactful negotiations with plate umpire Sam Holbrook. When Oswalt batted in the third inning, he told the ump he thought some of his pitches called balls were catching the corner of the strike zone.

"He said they were four inches off the plate," Oswalt said. "But later in the game, I got a few pitches there. It helps when you're pitching with the count 1-2 instead of 2-1."

Marlins rookie Brad Hand (1-5), recalled before the game from Double-A Jacksonville to make his ninth start of the year, pitched into the sixth inning and allowed four runs, three earned. Jose Lopez hit his sixth homer for Florida.

The Phillies trailed 2-1 in the fifth when Hunter Pence reached on a throwing error by shortstop Emilio Bonifacio. Mayberry followed with a homer.

In the sixth inning, the Marlins walked three, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches, but the Phillies scored only once -- on Mayberry's sacrifice fly.

Victorino led off the game with a triple that left fielder Logan Morrison could have caught. Polanco followed with a sacrifice fly.

Victorino singled to start the seventh and later scored on a wild pitch by Mike Dunn.

Notes

  • Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick was placed on paternity leave, and the team recalled RHP Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley
  • Philadelphia improved to 10-4 against the Marlins this season.
  • This is the final weekend series for the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium. Their remaining games at the stadium are all during the week before they move into a new home next year.
  • Marlins CF Bryan Petersen threw out Carlos Ruiz trying to score in the fifth.
  • With one backhanded motion, 2B Infante scooped up a grounder and tossed to second to start an acrobatic double play in the eighth.
  • Florida RHP Ricky Nolasco, scheduled to start Saturday, is 0-1 in two starts this year against the Phils despite allowing only two earned runs in 13 1/3 innings.
  • Phillies LHP Cole Hamels, who is scheduled to start Saturday, has a career ERA of 2.71 in September, his lowest of any month.
 
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John Mayberry drives in three runs with a homer as the Phillies go 42 games above .500 for the first time in franchise history. (AP)
John Mayberry drives in three runs with a homer as the Phillies go 42 games above .500 for the first time in franchise history. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

J. Mayberry
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
Philadelphia

R. Oswalt
IP 6.1
H 8
ER 3
BB 1
K 7
 
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Shane Victorino, CF4220100 .308
Placido Polanco, 3B4011004 .276
Chase Utley, 2B4100011 .269
Ryan Howard, 1B3000110 .248
Hunter Pence, RF2110200 .313
John Mayberry Jr., LF3113021 .265
Carlos Ruiz, C2010200 .279
Wilson Valdez, SS4010024 .247
Roy Oswalt, P3000025 .107
    Michael Stutes, P0000000 .000
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
   a- John Bowker, PH1000010 .222
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
Totals3057469  
a-struck out for Bastardo in the 9th
Batting
2B - Wilson Valdez (13, Hand)
3B - Shane Victorino (15, Hand)
HR - John Mayberry Jr. (13, Hand)
SF - Placido Polanco (7), John Mayberry Jr. (1)
RBI - Placido Polanco (42), John Mayberry Jr. 3 (44)
CS - Hunter Pence (2, 2nd base by Hand/Buck)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Utley-Valdez-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Roy Oswalt (W,7-8) 6.1833171 3.80
Michael Stutes (H,9) 0.2000100 3.73
Antonio Bastardo (H,16) 1000010 1.35
Ryan Madson (S,27) 1100020 2.90
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Oswalt 116-73, Michael Stutes 13-5, Antonio Bastardo 16-11, Ryan Madson 17-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Oswalt 6-5, Michael Stutes 1-1, Ryan Madson 1-0
Batters Faced - Roy Oswalt 27, Michael Stutes 3, Antonio Bastardo 3, Ryan Madson 4
Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Emilio Bonifacio, SS4110112 .288
Omar Infante, 2B4120012 .279
Greg Dobbs, 3B4000003 .282
Mike Stanton, RF3001110 .260
Logan Morrison, LF4020000 .247
Jose Lopez, 1B4111013 .222
Bryan Petersen, CF4010020 .268
John Buck, C4000031 .231
Brad Hand, P2000011 .077
    Chris Hatcher, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
   a- Mike Cameron, PH1010000 .191
    Jose Ceda, P0000000 .000
   b- Gaby Sanchez, PH1010000 .268
Totals35392210  
a-singled for Dunn in the 7th
b-singled for Ceda in the 9th
Batting
2B - Emilio Bonifacio (22, Oswalt), Omar Infante (19, Oswalt)
3B - Logan Morrison (4, Oswalt)
HR - Jose Lopez (6, Oswalt)
RBI - Mike Stanton (80), Jose Lopez (17)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Lopez (10)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Bryan Petersen 1
DP - Petersen-Buck, Infante-Bonifacio-J. Lopez
E - Emilio Bonifacio (12, Throwing), Mike Stanton (6, Misplayed grounder)
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brad Hand (L,1-5) 5443341 4.23
Chris Hatcher 1000220 7.71
Ryan Webb 0.1110000 3.46
Mike Dunn 0.2000010 3.51
Jose Ceda 2200120 4.20
IBB - Ruiz by Chris Hatcher
HBP - Utley (by Brad Hand)
WP - Chris Hatcher 2 (2), Mike Dunn (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Hand 90-50, Chris Hatcher 22-10, Ryan Webb 6-3, Mike Dunn 10-7, Jose Ceda 31-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Hand 4-6, Ryan Webb 1-0, Mike Dunn 1-0, Jose Ceda 2-1
Batters Faced - Brad Hand 22, Chris Hatcher 5, Ryan Webb 2, Mike Dunn 2, Jose Ceda 8
Game Information
Attendance - 21659
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Joe West