Phillies 13, Marlins 3
Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting streak to 22 games with a two-run homer and added a two-run double to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins, 13-3, Friday night.
The Phillies, starting a nine-game road trip, won for the fifth time in six games to remain a half game behind National League wild-card leader Houston. The Marlins fell 11/2 games back with their third loss in a row.
Rollins's 10th homer tied the game at 2 in the third. His hitting streak is the longest in the NL this season. His double broke open the game in the sixth, when Florida used four relievers, walked three and allowed five runs, all with two outs. Michael Tucker's two-run single put the Phillies ahead to stay.
Rollins scored three times and went 3 for 5, hiking his average to .279. Teammate Kenny Lofton singled five times in six at-bats for the Phillies, who had 17 hits.
Going back to last weekend, the Phillies have scored 42 runs in their past four games against Florida, and they lead the season series 9-8 with two games left.
The Marlins also lost shortstop Damion Easley, who sprained his right ankle and left the game in the second inning.
Jon Lieber (15-12) beat Florida for the second time in six nights. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs, both on Carlos Delgado's 31st homer.