Miami at Philadelphia

Final 10th
W: B. Hand (1-1) L: C. Jimenez (1-1) S: S. Cishek (31)
HR: MIA - G. Stanton (23),E. Lucas (4)   PHI - None

Marlins 4, Phillies 3 (10) wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Ed Lucas ended up being the hero after he nearly wound up being the goat.

Lucas hit a home run in the 10th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

In the bottom of the 10th, the third baseman made an error that allowed leadoff hitter Carlos Ruiz to reach base, opening the door for the Phillies to load the bases with one out.

"I was feeling pretty good after the homer, to say the least," Lucas said. "To boot that first ball, it checked up on me a little bit, but it was definitely a play that I should've made. Once that happened, you're like, 'No, this is not gonna happen.' "

But Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out Roger Bernadina and induced a ground ball from Freddy Galvis to end it.

The save was Cishek's 31st overall and 26th in a row, the longest active streak in the major leagues and one shy of the Marlins' franchise record set by Todd Jones in 2005.

"He's riding a streak -- I'm not gonna lie to you, that crossed my mind," Lucas said. "So I was happy to see him really bear down and close it out."

The homer was the fourth of the season for Lucas. Miami's Giancarlo Stanton tied the game at 3 in the sixth inning with a two-run, homer to center field that was measured at 460 feet.

"It was a slider slightly down and in," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said of Lucas' home run. "A pitch you'd want back, but it wasn't a hanging pitch."

Brad Hand (1-1) was credited with the victory for pitching a scoreless ninth.

Cesar Jimenez (1-1) took the loss as Miami snapped its seven-game losing streak to Philadelphia.

"Obviously, it's something that we've been looking for all year. It got a little hairy there at the end but we made it through. It was a big win," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "That was a big building block for us tonight, to be able to secure that win with our backs definitely against the wall there."

A couple of Phillies miscues in the fifth inning set up the Marlins' first run. Following Adeiny Hechavarria's single, Nathan Eovaldi reached first base on an error when Ruiz fielded his sacrifice bunt attempt in front of home and threw too high to second.

Luis Garcia's wild pitch moved the runners to second and third with one out, and Hechavarria scored on Donovan Solano's groundout.

The Phillies loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning on two walks and a single and tied it on a passed ball. Chase Utley drove in two runs with a single to right.

Philadelphia squandered an opportunity to take the lead in the eighth. Domonic Brown led off with a double and moved to third on a groundout. After Cody Asche struck out, Bernadina hit a liner toward shortstop but Hechavarria made a diving stop to preserve the tie.

"He's such a great defender, I'm glad he's on our side," Redmond said of Hechavarria. "The amazing thing is how his ease to balls is, he kind of flows and glides to balls and makes these plays look relatively easy."

Utley finished the series against the Marlins with six hits and 10 RBI.

"He's swinging a good bat, showing power and showing his leadership," Sandberg said. "He's a real steady force and will be a big piece for next year."

Eovaldi struggled with his control through five innings, allowing three runs, four hits, four walks and a hit batter while striking out five.

In his first major league start since August 2009, Zach Miner tossed three scoreless innings for the Phillies and allowed two hits, walked two and struck out two.


The Phillies are 11-5 against the Marlins this season. The clubs have one series left, a three-game set next week in Miami. ... An MRI on RHP Kyle Kendrick, Philadelphia's original Wednesday night starter, revealed nothing more than shoulder tendinitis. He will get a second opinion Thursday but could pitch again as soon as next Tuesday. ... After a day off Thursday, Philadelphia will host the Mets for three games starting Friday with Cole Hamels (8-13, 3.48) on the hill. ... Miami begins its final road series in Washington on Thursday, when Henderson Alvarez (4-4, 3.97) will start.

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Players of the Game

E. Lucas
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1

C. Utley
AB 5
R 0
H 1
HR 0

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Donovan Solano, 2B5011002 .249
Ed Lucas, 3B5121012 .250
Christian Yelich, LF4110121 .286
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4112120 .252
Justin Ruggiano, CF4010012 .224
Logan Morrison, 1B5000011 .245
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4120010 .226
Jeff Mathis, C4010012 .192
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   Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
   b-Placido Polanco, PH1010000 .251
   Brad Hand, P0000000 .000
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b-singled for Qualls in the 9th
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RBI - Donovan Solano (32), Ed Lucas (25), Giancarlo Stanton 2 (55)
SB - Justin Ruggiano (14, 2nd base off Jimenez/Ruiz)
CS - Ed Lucas (1, 2nd base by Miner/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 8
E - Ed Lucas (7, Misplayed grounder)
PB - Jeff Mathis (5)
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Mike Dunn 1100110 2.77
Chad Qualls 1000010 2.72
Brad Hand (W,1-1) 1000100 2.92
Steve Cishek (S,31) 1100110 2.51
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WP - Brad Hand (1)
HBP - Asche (by Nate Eovaldi)
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 90-48, A.J. Ramos 14-10, Mike Dunn 17-10, Chad Qualls 8-6, Brad Hand 13-6, Steve Cishek 28-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 2-7, Chad Qualls 2-0, Brad Hand 2-1, Steve Cishek 2-1
Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 23, A.J. Ramos 4, Mike Dunn 5, Chad Qualls 3, Brad Hand 4, Steve Cishek 6
Philadelphia Phillies
Cesar Hernandez, CF4120110 .329
Jimmy Rollins, SS3110222 .252
Chase Utley, 2B5012004 .279
Carlos Ruiz, C4000102 .283
Domonic Brown, LF4020102 .272
Darin Ruf, 1B5000024 .253
Cody Asche, 3B3000111 .263
Roger Bernadina, RF4110125 .180
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   d-Kevin Frandsen, PH1000000 .231
   Cesar Jimenez, P0000000 .000
   e-Freddy Galvis, PH1000003 .233
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b-lined out for Garcia in the 5th
c-singled for Martin in the 6th
d-flied out for Diekman in the 9th
e-hit into fielder's choice for Jimenez in the 10th
2B - Domonic Brown 2 (21, Dunn)
RBI - Chase Utley 2 (68)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley 2 (17)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (21, 3rd base off Hand/Mathis)
Team LOB - 12
Outfield Assists - Roger Bernadina 1
DP - Ruiz-Utley
E - Carlos Ruiz (3, Throwing)
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Batters Faced - Zach Miner 12, Luis Garcia 8, Ethan Martin 5, Justin De Fratus 4, B.J. Rosenberg 3, Jake Diekman 5, Cesar Jimenez 5
Game Information
Attendance - 28908
Game Time - 3:32
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Doug Eddings