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Casey McGehee reached base three times, doubled home a run and scored another, helping the Miami Marlins to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost their sixth game in a row.
With Cole Hamels on the mound, the reeling Philadelphia Phillies should at least believe they have a solid chance to end their latest skid.
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 over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Despite throwing the ball very well this season, Cole Hamels continues to grow frustrated with his lack of victories.
Miami starter Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.62) is 0-2 with a 4.88 ERA in five road starts this season, but 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA in four at Marlins Park. He recorded both of his shutouts this season at home, most recently May 6 when he tossed a six-hitter in beating the New York Mets 3-0.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watched his team flail all night against Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez and found a reason to be grateful.
The winning streak is over for the Cleveland Indians as the strikeouts kept coming for rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez.
Cole Hamels had a season-high 11 strikeouts in seven dominant innings, Domonic Brown hit another homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and even their record for the first time since they were 6-6.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been scoring at a solid pace during their winning streak that has brought them to within a victory of reaching .500 for the first time since April.