PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard hit an RBI double in the 10th inning soon after Cliff Lee fell one strike short of his seventh shutout, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 2-1 Thursday to sweep the day-night doubleheader.
The Phillies, who won the opener 3-1, reduced their magic number for clinching a fifth straight NL East title to two.READ MORE: CBS4’s Mike Cugno Catches Up With Nat Moore Trophy Finalists QB Zion Turner & DE Marvin Jones Jr.
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