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Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Make that 2-40 now.
It’s becoming the same old story for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose recent offensive woes have brought them to the brink of their longest losing streak of the season.
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.
Defensive replacement Ed Lucas provided a boost with his bat, transforming the Miami Marlins’ extra-inning frustration into an 11th-inning celebration.
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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.