Cabrera's 2-run HR in 8th lifts Phillies to sweep of Marlins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies' acquisition of Asdrubal Cabrera last month didn't draw much attention. The bigger story, it seemed, was the organization's decision not to part with key prospects to make a big splash at the trade deadline.

Cabrera, though, has showed in the past couple of days that he may be the needed bat to help propel the youngest team in the majors to an unlikely division title.

Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and the surging Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 5-3 victory Sunday.

''He just looks like a guy that's been there and done that,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of the 32-year-old switch-hitter. ''The big situation seems like it fits him very well.''

Cabrera, acquired in a July 27 trade with the New York Mets, crushed a 2-0 cutter from Drew Steckenrider (3-2) into the second deck in right field for his 20th homer and his second in as many days.

''When you do something like I did today to help the team win, you feel good,'' Cabrera said.

Pat Nehsek (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Tommy Hunter worked the ninth for his second save as the Phillies overcame a mediocre outing from Aaron Nola for their fifth straight win. Philadelphia improved to an NL-best 38-18 at home and maintained its 1 1/2-game lead over Atlanta atop the NL East.

''What I see from this team is they fight every inning,'' Cabrera said. ''They never put their head down.''

Derek Dietrich hit a two-run home run off Nola and Justin Bour tied it with a solo shot off Seranthony Dominguez in a three-run seventh for the Marlins, who have dropped six straight and 10 of 13.

''When we needed a big out or a big hit this series, we weren't able to do it,'' Miami manager Don Mattingly said. ''I think we're better than this.''

The Phillies took a 3-0 lead on Odubel Herrera's two-run single and Maikel Franco's RBI single in the sixth.

On a 90-degree day in which the Phillies' 2008 World Series-winning team was honored, Nola didn't have his best stuff and was lifted after Dietrich's 14th homer with no outs. Nola allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out two as he was denied his 13th win.

''It was a grind for me,'' Nola said.

Marlins starter Dan Straily surrendered only one hit but was replaced after 5 1/3 innings following five walks and a hit batter that pushed his pitch count to 103. Herrera and Franco then delivered ground singles off lefty Adam Conley.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: SS J.P. Crawford (broken left hand) had a scheduled day off in his rehab. He's set to play full games Monday and Tuesday for Class A Clearwater. . RHP Pedro Florimon (broken right foot) said he was pain-free after a morning workout while wearing a brace.

CHEERING 2008

Jayson Werth acknowledged that the ''elephant in the room'' was how he'd be greeted during the 10-year reunion of Philadelphia's last World Series title. Werth went from hero to villain after leaving for divisional rival Washington.

Werth was cheered and later rode with the Phillie Phanatic in his four-wheeler.

Ryan Howard, Brad Lidge, Jamie Moyer and Jimmy Rollins also attended.

HARPER & PHILLY

Werth was asked what he'd tell former Nationals teammate Bryce Harper if the impending free agent inquired about the Phillies.

''I think he's already asked me about Philadelphia,'' Werth said.

After joking it would be tampering if he revealed what he told him, Werth relented.

''It's a great place to hit. I've always loved hitting here,'' Werth said. ''I think I've shared that with him, among other things about this place.''

HANDICAPPING WITH MATTINGLY

After playing the Nationals, Braves and Phillies in consecutive series, Mattingly was asked to size up the NL East race. He believes the Phillies have a better rotation than the Braves but thinks the inconsistent Nationals are the most talented and ''most capable of getting on a run.''

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (3-8, 5.86 ERA) was pushed back a day to start Monday night at Marlins Park against St. Louis RHP Luke Weaver (6-9, 4.75). And for good reason. Chen's home ERA is 2.18, compared with 10.27 on the road. ''We're not going to try to explain it,'' Mattingly said. ''We're going to try to ride it.''

Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (9-6, 3.32) starts Monday night against Arizona RHP Zack Godley (12-6, 4.46) in a matchup of division leaders that kicks off a six-game trip.

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  • W: P. Neshek (1-0)L: D. Steckenrider (3-2)S: T. Hunter (2)
  • HR: MIA - J. Bour (19), D. Dietrich (14), PHI - A. Cabrera (20)
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S. Castro 2B40000124.287.334.399.7330.0
J. Bour 1B41111012.225.345.415.7605.5
M. Prado 3B40100012.234.272.297.5690.5
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B. Holaday C40100012.175.232.211.4430.5
D. Straily P10000101.167.333.208.5421.0
I. Galloway CF21100010.333.333.333.6671.5
  • a-grounded out for Guerrero in the 8th
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C. Hernandez 2B21000210.261.370.370.7392.5
R. Hoskins LF40000002.264.375.518.8920.0
N. Williams RF32100110.262.336.456.7923.5
C. Santana 1B21000211.220.356.408.7642.5
A. Cabrera SS41121014.271.321.483.8046.5
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M. Franco 3B40210011.276.320.482.8022.5
J. Alfaro C30100013.257.314.399.7131.5
A. Nola P20000021.075.098.100.198-1.0
R. Quinn CF10000000.333.333.444.7780.0
  • a-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - D. Dietrich (14), J. Bour (19)
  • RBI - D. Dietrich 2 (38), J. Bour (53)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bour (19)
BATTING
  • HR - A. Cabrera (20)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera 2 (62), O. Herrera 2 (60), M. Franco (57)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Herrera 2 (21), M. Franco (22)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - J. Alfaro
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Holaday-Bour; Castro-Rojas-Bour)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Nola
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily5.11225704.351.3910.5
A. Conley0.22111003.451.09-4.0
T. Guerrero1.00000004.191.563.0
D. Steckenrider (L, 3-2)1.03220213.491.27-6.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily5.1
A. Conley0.2
T. Guerrero1.0
D. Steckenrider (L, 3-2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola6.07222212.370.9911.0
S. Dominguez (BS, 2)1.01110312.030.802.5
P. Neshek (W, 1-0)1.00000100.790.9710.5
T. Hunter (S, 2)1.01000104.171.299.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola6.0
S. Dominguez (BS, 2)1.0
P. Neshek (W, 1-0)1.0
T. Hunter (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Straily (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 103-56, A. Conley 18-12, T. Guerrero 20-12, D. Steckenrider 22-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 1-6, T. Guerrero 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 21, A. Conley 5, T. Guerrero 3, D. Steckenrider 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 91-64, S. Dominguez 13-11, P. Neshek 13-10, T. Hunter 8-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 8-9, P. Neshek 2-0, T. Hunter 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 28, S. Dominguez 4, P. Neshek 3, T. Hunter 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Anderson RF50300010.288.369.422.7902.5
S. Castro 2B40000124.287.334.399.7330.0
J. Bour 1B41111012.225.345.415.7605.5
M. Prado 3B40100012.234.272.297.5690.5
M. Rojas SS40000001.255.306.352.6580.0
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B. Holaday C40100012.175.232.211.4430.5
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  • a-grounded out for Guerrero in the 8th
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C. Hernandez 2B21000210.261.370.370.7392.5
R. Hoskins LF40000002.264.375.518.8920.0
N. Williams RF32100110.262.336.456.7923.5
C. Santana 1B21000211.220.356.408.7642.5
A. Cabrera SS41121014.271.321.483.8046.5
S. Kingery SS00000000.227.270.326.5960.0
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T. Hunter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Franco 3B40210011.276.320.482.8022.5
J. Alfaro C30100013.257.314.399.7131.5
A. Nola P20000021.075.098.100.198-1.0
R. Quinn CF10000000.333.333.444.7780.0
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  • a-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - D. Dietrich (14), J. Bour (19)
  • RBI - D. Dietrich 2 (38), J. Bour (53)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bour (19)
BATTING
  • HR - A. Cabrera (20)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera 2 (62), O. Herrera 2 (60), M. Franco (57)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Herrera 2 (21), M. Franco (22)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - J. Alfaro
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Holaday-Bour; Castro-Rojas-Bour)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Nola
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily5.11225704.351.3910.5
A. Conley0.22111003.451.09-4.0
T. Guerrero1.00000004.191.563.0
D. Steckenrider (L, 3-2)1.03220213.491.27-6.0
Total8.0655691---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily5.1
A. Conley0.2
T. Guerrero1.0
D. Steckenrider (L, 3-2)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola6.07222212.370.9911.0
S. Dominguez (BS, 2)1.01110312.030.802.5
P. Neshek (W, 1-0)1.00000100.790.9710.5
T. Hunter (S, 2)1.01000104.171.299.5
Total9.0933272---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola6.0
S. Dominguez (BS, 2)1.0
P. Neshek (W, 1-0)1.0
T. Hunter (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Straily (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 103-56, A. Conley 18-12, T. Guerrero 20-12, D. Steckenrider 22-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 1-6, T. Guerrero 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 21, A. Conley 5, T. Guerrero 3, D. Steckenrider 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 91-64, S. Dominguez 13-11, P. Neshek 13-10, T. Hunter 8-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 8-9, P. Neshek 2-0, T. Hunter 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 28, S. Dominguez 4, P. Neshek 3, T. Hunter 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Cabrera homered to right, Williams scored35
  • 7TH INNING
    Bour homered to center33
    Dietrich homered to right center, Galloway scored23
  • 6TH INNING
    Franco singled to left, Santana scored, Herrera to second03
    Herrera singled to left, Hernandez and Williams scored, Santana to second02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • Scott Kingery at shortstop
    • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galloway struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • B. Anderson: Anderson singled to center
    • S. Castro: Castro flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek relieved Seranthony Dominguez
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • JT Riddle hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Riddle grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Holaday struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams singled to center
    • C. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Santana flied out to left
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera homered to right, Williams scored
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Pat Neshek
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco singled to center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • I. Galloway: Galloway reached on an infield single to second
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich homered to right center, Galloway scored
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • Roman Quinn in center field
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike swinging, Bour homered to center
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tayron Guerrero relieved Adam Conley
    • R. Quinn: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Quinn grounded out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado singled to right
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rojas lined out to right
    • M. Sierra: Sierra safe at first on Nola fielding error, Prado to second
    • B. Holaday: Holaday grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • N. Williams: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Williams walked, Hernandez to second
    • Isaac Galloway in center field
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Hernandez to third, Williams to second
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera fouled out to first
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Herrera singled to left, Hernandez and Williams scored, Santana to second
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Franco singled to left, Santana scored, Herrera to second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Alfaro lined out to third
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Holaday grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Straily: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Straily walked
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Dietrich singled to right, Straily to second
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop, Straily to third, Dietrich to second
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera flied out to center
    • M. Franco: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco popped out to second
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Ball, Foul, Prado lined out to left
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Rojas lined out to left
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Ball, Sierra popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cabrera grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Santana out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to left
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Castro struck out on foul tip
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bour grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro singled to center
    • A. Nola: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Alfaro picked off at first, catcher to first
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas lined out to left
    • M. Sierra: Sierra grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Holaday singled to center
    • D. Straily: Straily lined out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich fouled out to third
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to right
    • S. Castro: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Castro walked, Anderson to second
    • J. Bour: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bour lined out to right, Anderson to third
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Prado flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins popped out to shortstop
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)