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Phillies rally to beat Marlins, 5-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm •  Published: July 3, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings.

Make that 2-40 now.

Tony Gwynn Jr. led off the ninth with a walk against Miami closer Steve Cishek and later scored, Ben Revere added the go-ahead run when Miami second baseman Donovan Solano bobbled a potential double-play grounder and the Phillies rallied past the Marlins 5-4 Thursday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

"We basically took what they gave us," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "As they gave us bases our guys were alert and had the speed on the bases to get into scoring position and then it was just balls in play and avoiding strikeouts and making something happen."

Revere had two hits for the Phillies, who won for the third time in 13 games. It was Revere's sixth multi-hit game in his last eight outings.

It was back-and-forth all night, the last swing going Philadelphia's way: The Marlins led 2-0, the Phillies went up 3-2 and the Marlins scored two in the eighth, grabbing a 4-3 lead on Jeff Baker's pinch-hit triple.

But in the ninth, Cishek gave the Phillies a chance, and they took advantage.

"I just made things more difficult than they needed to be," said Cishek, who was 18 for 19 in save chances entering Thursday. "And the end result kind of showed right there."

Gwynn went to third on a single by Revere and wound up scoring the tying run on a grounder by Jimmy Rollins. Chase Utley then hit another grounder to Solano, who only had the play at first and allowed Revere to score easily.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond didn't speculate about what Solano's bobble meant, saying the inning's biggest mistake was the free pass Cishek (4-4) issued to Gwynn.

"He walked the leadoff guy," Redmond said. "So after that, I don't think it matters."

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon got his 19th save in 21 chances. Jake Diekman (3-2) got the win despite a shaky eighth, giving up two runs and costing Philadelphia the lead.

"Good thing is we didn't get swept, we were able to get a win," Gwynn said. "Hopefully it will propel us into some more. Getting swept is a bad feeling and then having to get on a plane after that is even worse."

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