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Marlins Continue To Struggle, Fall To Phillies 9-1

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(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched seven dominant innings to become the NL’s second nine-game winner, Domonic Brown hit two of Philadelphia’s season-high five homers, and the Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night.

Hamels (9-2) allowed one run and three hits to tie teammate Roy Halladay and Boston’s Jon Lester for most wins in the majors. He struck out six and walked one.

But the lanky lefty might have to wait before he goes for win No. 10. Hamels left the game in the eighth with tightness in the middle of his back. There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury.

Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins hit two-run homers, and Brown had two solo shots to help Philadelphia win its fourth straight game.

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