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Utley's walk-off home run in 14th sends Phillies past Marlins

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PHILADELPHIA -- The bullpen gave the Phillies' offense plenty of chances, and Chase Utley finally came through.

Utley hit a two-run home run in the 14th inning, lifting Philadelphia to a 5-3 victory against the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

"I tried to square one up, go home," Utley said.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna hit home runs for Miami. The Marlins managed only two hits from the ninth inning on, however.

After the Phillies squandered chances to score in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings, Jimmy Rollins led off the 14th with an infield single. Utley followed by driving an 0-2 pitch from Chris Hatcher (0-1) deep into the seats in right field.

Utley was mobbed at home plate by his smiling teammates and met with a pie in the face while giving a TV interview afterward. The game lasted 4 hours, 41 minutes and the teams combined to use 13 pitchers.

Justin De Fratus (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings as part of an impressive display by the Philadelphia bullpen. De Fratus, Mario Hollands, Ken Giles, Antonio Bastardo, Jonathan Papelbon and Jake Diekman combined to pitch seven scoreless innings of three-hit relief after Phillies starter Cole Hamels left.

"The bullpen was great [and] really kept the game in check and gave us a chance for Chase's big swing at the end," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I just think they're on a roll as a group. They found their niche and they're comfortable with that. I think they're just feeding off each other. [There's] competition within themselves down there."

Hamels also praised the relief corps.

"It's a very positive position that we have in knowing that when you give the ball over to the bullpen they're going to shut it down and either solidify a win or keep you in the game so you can win," he said.

Hamels gave up three runs on the solo home runs and left after allowing seven hits, striking out seven and walking none in seven innings. It was the 10th consecutive start Hamels pitched seven innings or more; he is 2-2 in those outings due to a lack of run support. The left-hander entered with an MLB-best 1.66 ERA during his past nine outings, but the Phillies have scored three runs or fewer in 10 of his 13 starts this season.

Overall, Hamels is 2-4.

Saltalamacchia's home run to left field leading off the third staked Miami to a 1-0 lead. Stanton went deep to start the fourth before Philadelphia got a run back in the bottom of the inning on Carlos Ruiz's sacrifice fly. The Phillies tied it in the fifth on Utley's RBI single.

But the leadoff home run hurt Hamels again in the seventh when Ozuna started the inning by clearing the fence in left to make it 3-2.

"It's a situation where when you get behind in the count, especially to all three of those hitters, they're very good and definitely have power," Hamels said. "When you make mistakes, they're going to hit it a long way. I really don't want to walk guys. I really want them to earn their way on, and obviously they earned their way around the bases."

The Phillies got a gift run in the seventh off reliever Bryan Morris when first baseman Jeff Baker booted Rollins' grounder that should have ended the inning. Baker's error allowed Domonic Brown to score from third.

Brown singled pinch-hitting for Hamels to start the inning. He wasn't in the starting lineup after he committed a defensive gaffe, his second in three nights, on Wednesday in a 3-2 Marlins victory when he misplayed Ozuna's fly ball in left field.

"It was a routine play, I just messed it up," Baker said. "I knocked it down and I should've just picked it right up and throw to first. "

Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler was in line for the victory before Baker's miscue after giving up two runs on seven hits in six innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

"We had a lot of great efforts pitching-wise and guys were battling to the end," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "It was just that we couldn't get that big hit and they got it."

Notes

The teams split the four-game set, and the Marlins remained winless in four-game series in Philadelphia. The Phillies have won eight of the series and the teams have split five. ... Miami's Casey McGehee extended his road hitting streak to 17 games with a fourth-inning single. ... The Phillies open a four-game series against Atlanta on Friday night when RHP Kyle Kendrick (3-7, 4.20) opposes Braves RHP Julio Teheran (6-5, 2.41).

 
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Not even a decorated veteran like Chase Utley is exempt from the all-too-overplayed ritual of hero pieing.  (USATSI)
Not even a decorated veteran like Chase Utley is exempt from the all-too-overplayed ritual of hero pieing. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 7
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Miami

G. Stanton
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jacob Marisnick, CF6010020 .163
Ed Lucas, SS-LF6010021 .248
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4121200 .310
Casey McGehee, 3B5010102 .309
Marcell Ozuna, LF5111025 .262
   Chris Hatcher, P1000000 .000
Jeff Baker, 1B3000021 .202
   a-Garrett Jones, PH-1B3010010 .255
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C5111111 .244
Donovan Solano, 2B-SS6010012 .193
Tom Koehler, P2000000 .080
   Bryan Morris, P0000000 .000
   b-Reed Johnson, PH1000000 .276
   Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
   Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
   c-Justin Bour, PH1000010 .300
   A.J. Ramos, P0000000 .000
   Derek Dietrich, 2B1000001 .238
Totals49393412  
a-struck out for Baker in the 9th
b-flied out for Morris in the 8th
c-struck out for Gregg in the 10th
Batting
2B - Garrett Jones (17, De Fratus)
HR - Giancarlo Stanton (21, Hamels), Marcell Ozuna (13, Hamels), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (7, Hamels)
RBI - Giancarlo Stanton (59), Marcell Ozuna (45), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (20)
SB - Jacob Marisnick (5, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Jeff Baker (3, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tom Koehler 6722060 3.70
Bryan Morris (BS,4) 1110000 2.35
Mike Dunn 1000030 3.60
Kevin Gregg 1000010 4.15
A.J. Ramos 1.2100310 2.17
Chris Hatcher (L,0-1) 2.1422021 3.93
IBB - Byrd by A.J. Ramos
WP - A.J. Ramos (3)
HBP - Ruiz (by A.J. Ramos)
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 92-65, Bryan Morris 16-10, Mike Dunn 13-10, Kevin Gregg 12-8, A.J. Ramos 50-27, Chris Hatcher 44-30
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 2-10, Bryan Morris 4-0, Kevin Gregg 1-1, A.J. Ramos 3-1, Chris Hatcher 3-2
Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 25, Bryan Morris 5, Mike Dunn 3, Kevin Gregg 3, A.J. Ramos 10, Chris Hatcher 11
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF6130101 .275
Jimmy Rollins, SS6110104 .250
Chase Utley, 2B7233003 .296
Ryan Howard, 1B6020012 .246
Marlon Byrd, RF5010123 .265
Cody Asche, 3B6020034 .268
Carlos Ruiz, C4001003 .257
John Mayberry Jr., LF2000022 .224
   a-Domonic Brown, PH-LF4110021 .218
Cole Hamels, P2000010 .250
   b-Tony Gwynn Jr., PH0000000 .151
   Jake Diekman, P0000000 .000
   Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
   c-Cesar Hernandez, PH1000010 .250
   Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
   Ken Giles, P0000000 .000
   d-Ronny Cedeno, PH1000001 .000
   Mario Hollands, P0000000 .000
   Justin De Fratus, P1000010 .000
Totals515134313  
a-singled for Mayberry in the 7th
b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Hamels in the 7th
c-struck out for Papelbon in the 9th
d-hit into fielder's choice for Giles in the 11th
Batting
HR - Chase Utley (6, Hatcher)
SF - Carlos Ruiz (3)
SH - Tony Gwynn Jr. (5)
RBI - Chase Utley 3 (37), Carlos Ruiz (14)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (9)
SB - Ben Revere (21, 2nd base off Koehler/Saltalamacchia)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard, Rollins-Utley-Howard-Asche-Utley-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cole Hamels 7633073 2.84
Jake Diekman 1100210 4.25
Jonathan Papelbon 1000020 1.44
Antonio Bastardo 1000010 2.68
Ken Giles 1000100 1.29
Mario Hollands 1100000 2.20
Justin De Fratus (W,2-0) 2100110 1.71
IBB - McGehee by Jake Diekman, Saltalamacchia by Justin De Fratus
WP - Jake Diekman (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 98-64, Jake Diekman 25-12, Jonathan Papelbon 10-8, Antonio Bastardo 20-13, Ken Giles 16-10, Mario Hollands 7-7, Justin De Fratus 31-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 8-5, Jake Diekman 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 1-0, Antonio Bastardo 1-1, Ken Giles 1-1, Mario Hollands 3-0, Justin De Fratus 1-4
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 26, Jake Diekman 6, Jonathan Papelbon 3, Antonio Bastardo 3, Ken Giles 3, Mario Hollands 4, Justin De Fratus 8
Game Information
Attendance - 34168
Game Time - 4:41
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Jim Wolf