Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
While Cole Hamels could be making his final home start with Philadelphia, he won’t have to face Giancarlo Stanton, whose tremendous season is likely over.
With Stanton sidelined after a scary injury, Hamels takes the hill for the Phillies on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins are struggling to put wins together as the team tries to remain in the hunt for the postseason.
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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.