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Redmond tossed as Marlins lose to Phils 6-5

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 20, 2014 at 11:21 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — By the sixth inning, Mike Redmond's frustration got the best of him. The Miami Marlins manager shouted a profanity at the plate umpire and was ejected for the first time this season.

"I tried to be patient, but at the end of the day I couldn't watch anymore," Redmond said.

He wasn't happy with the umpire, or with his team. Squandered scoring opportunities proved costly Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Marlins received eight walks but stranded 10 runners, including four in the final two innings.

"We had tons of opportunities — chances to score, add on runs," Redmond said. "Some contact would have driven in some runs."

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon walked two and gave up an RBI single by Garrett Jones before retiring Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the final out and his 12th save in 13 chances.

Redmond watched from the clubhouse after being ejected when he complained from the dugout after Adeiny Hechavarria was called out on strikes. After getting tossed by plate umpire Will Little, Redmond ran onto the field to continue the argument, and his tantrum turned comical when he kicked dirt and dragged his foot through the batter's box to indicate he thought the pitch was inside.

"That fires up the troops a little bit," Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich said. "He got his money's worth. Sometimes you need something like that to get kickstarted. It almost carried us through."

The Phillies' A.J. Burnett wasn't thrilled with the umpire either. He threw almost as many balls as strikes, labored through a long first inning and tossed a water cooler when he came out of the game.

"It makes you wonder how many years you've got to pitch to get a call," Burnett said. "They were very, very close, but you put it behind you."

Burnett lasted five innings and three relievers completed a harrowing six-hitter.

Jimmy Rollins homered for the second game in a row to put the Phillies ahead to stay. They began the night ranked 26th in the majors in homers, but they've hit seven in the past three games — all wins — while scoring 26 runs.

Burnett doubled for his first extra-base hit since 2005 and scored.

John Mayberry Jr. hit for him in the sixth and delivered a two-out, two-run single. Mayberry has seven RBIs in nine at-bats as a pinch hitter this year.

The victory provided some consolation for the Phillies, who learned Tuesday that ace Cliff Lee will be sidelined at least a couple of weeks with a mild elbow strain.

Burnett, who pitched for the Marlins from 1999 to 2005, won his first start at Marlins Park despite struggling with his command. He walked four and needed 96 pitches to get through five innings, but he departed with a 4-3 lead.

Anthony DeSclafani (1-1) allowed five runs in 5 1-3 innings. He was making the second start of his career for Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who is out for at least a year with an elbow injury that required surgery.

The game marked the start of a six-game homestand for the Marlins, who lost at Marlins Park for the first time since May 3. They still have the best home record in the majors at 17-6.

Phillies third baseman Cody Asche committed an error in the eighth when he dropped a pop foul hit by Saltalamacchia. On the next pitch, Saltalamacchia hit an RBI single to cut the Phils' lead to 6-4.

That put runners at first and third with none out, but Mike Adams retired the next three batters.

Phillies center fielder Tony Gwynn Jr. made a running back-to-the-plate catch near the 418-foot sign to rob the Marlins of a run in the fourth.

Burnett doubled with two out in the fifth and scored on Rollins' sixth homer to put the Phils up 4-3.

"Obviously if I had to take one pitch back, it would be the one to Rollins," DeSclafani said. "That kind of hurt me. The team gave me a lead and I had to put zeroes after that."

NOTES: The game took 3:30, longest of the year at Marlins Park. ... Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 3.96 ERA) tries for his first victory Wednesday against RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-2, 3.62 ERA).