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Miami at Philadelphia

W: K. Kendrick (6-3) L: T. Koehler (0-4)
HR: MIA - None   PHI - E. Kratz (7),D. Brown (17),D. Young (5)

Phils' Brown goes deep again, Kendrick six-hits Marlins

CBSSports.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Domonic Brown took a hop and skip out of the batter's box, made an exaggerated bat flip, stutter-stepped around first base like Rickey Henderson, and exchanged a choreographed hand shake with Ryan Howard at the plate followed by a semi-bow.

If he keeps hitting like this, Brown can be as flashy as he wants.

Brown hit his eighth home run in eight games to back Kyle Kendrick's six-hitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Monday night.

"I'm not really big on numbers," Brown said. "I watch my at-bats every day, see which ones are good and try to keep improving."

Delmon Young and Erik Kratz also went deep for the Phillies. Brown, the NL player of the month for May, continued his torrid hitting by going 3 for 4. He had 12 home runs and 25 RBI last month, and already has connected twice and driven in six runs in June.

"In the last two or three weeks, he's put a lot of energy in our game," manager Charlie Manuel said.

Kendrick (6-3) retired his last 15 batters and beat the Marlins for the 12th time in 14 decisions. He lowered his ERA to 3.12 with his second complete game of the season and fourth in his career.

The Phillies trailed 2-0 before scoring three in the fifth and chasing Tom Koehler (0-4) with four in the sixth.

Kratz led off the fifth with a shot that barely cleared the wall in left-center. One out later, Kendrick ripped a liner to center and hustled into third with a headfirst dive for his first career triple. Ben Revere's RBI single tied it at 2. Revere was 2 for 21 before the hit.

Revere stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by Rob Brantly and scored on Cesar Hernandez's RBI groundout that gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead. It was the first career RBI for Hernandez.

Brown extended the lead to 5-2 with a two-run shot in the sixth. He leads the NL with 17 home runs, and certainly isn't lacking confidence.

The 25-year-old outfielder is starting to show more swagger with each drive out of the ballpark.

"That's just an inside thing with me and Ryan," Brown said of his celebration with Howard. "I'm not going to get into it."

The lanky left fielder has eight home runs, 15 RBI and has raised his average from .257 to .291 during an eight-game hitting streak.

Ryan Webb replaced Koehler and gave up a long homer to Young. Freddy Galvis tripled and scored on Kendrick's grounder to make it 7-2.

The last-place Marlins were coming off their first sweep of the season, against the New York Mets, and were seeking their first four-game winning streak.

They jumped ahead 2-0 in the third on RBI singles by Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna.

Then, it was all Phillies.

"It was a good game for the first four innings," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Then they put some good at-bats together and we couldn't hold them down."


  • Phillies 3B Michael Young was back after missing five games to tend to his 9-month-old son, who was hospitalized. The boy has been discharged and is doing better. INF Michael Martinez was sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Young.
  • Miami CF Chris Coghlan extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
  • The Marlins are 10-11 against the Mets and Phillies, 6-31 vs. the rest of the majors.
  • Ricky Nolasco (3-6, 3.69 ERA) faces Phillies rookie Jonathan Pettibone (3-1, 3.64) on Tuesday night.
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Kyle Kendrick pitches his second complete game of the season and wins his 10th consecutive decision against the Marlins.  (USATSI)
Kyle Kendrick pitches his second complete game of the season and wins his 10th consecutive decision against the Marlins. (USATSI)

Players of the Game

K. Kendrick
IP 9.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 1
K 5

D. Brown
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1

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Marcell Ozuna, RF4011012 .331
Chris Coghlan, CF4010000 .295
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RBI - Derek Dietrich (11), Marcell Ozuna (16)
Team LOB - 5
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E - Rob Brantly (3, Throwing)
Miami Marlins
Tom Koehler (L,0-4) 5754242 3.70
Ryan Webb 0.2322111 3.41
Edgar Olmos 1.1100000 0.00
Dan Jennings 1000010 1.93
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Philadelphia Phillies
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Cesar Hernandez, 2B4001011 .217
Jimmy Rollins, SS2000210 .264
Ryan Howard, 1B3110103 .254
Domonic Brown, LF4132012 .291
Delmon Young, RF4111012 .216
    John Mayberry Jr., RF0000000 .259
Erik Kratz, C4121010 .238
Freddy Galvis, 3B4110001 .239
Kyle Kendrick, P4111000 .192
2B - Ryan Howard (14, Koehler)
3B - Freddy Galvis (2, Webb), Kyle Kendrick (1, Koehler)
HR - Domonic Brown (17, Koehler), Delmon Young (5, Webb), Erik Kratz (7, Koehler)
RBI - Ben Revere (6), Cesar Hernandez (1), Domonic Brown 2 (42), Delmon Young (11), Erik Kratz (17), Kyle Kendrick (1)
SB - Ben Revere 2 (13, 3rd base off Koehler/Brantly, 2nd base off Webb/Brantly)
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Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Kendrick (W,6-3) 9622150 3.12
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 105-75
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 15-7
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 34
Game Information
Attendance - 35087
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - Bob Davidson