Recap: Phillies Need Extra Innings To Complete Sweep Of Marlins

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Carlos Ruiz’s solo home run in the 10th frame barely cleared the high wall in left, but it was enough to lift the Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Marlins and complete a three-game sweep at Sun Life Stadium.

Ruiz stayed red hot, just like the Phillies, who won the final four games of their six-game road trip and returned home a season-best 12 games over .500. The Phillies catcher finished with three hits and three runs batted in, while Raul Ibanez and Placido Polanco each added three hits in the victory.

Ryan Madson (4-1) struck out the side in the ninth and Brad Lidge skated around a leadoff single in the 10th to pick up his 12th save. The Phillies have won seven straight extra-inning games.

Will Ohman (0-1) gave up the Ruiz homer in the 10th, but Leo Nunez blew a save opportunity by surrendering a pair of runs in the ninth. Gaby Sanchez drove in a pair of runs for the Marlins, losers in four straight.

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