Phillies Vs. Marlins: Philadelphia Falls, 5-1, Drops Three-Game Series, 2-1

The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins, 5-1, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. With the loss, the Phillies dropped the series, 2-1.

Joe Blanton took the hill for the Phillies in the rubber match and went six innings in the loss. Blanton gave up nine hits and five runs (all earned) while striking out six batters and walking one. Carlos Zambrano went 7 2/3 innings in the win for Miami. He allowed just four hits and one earned run while striking out seven batters and walking two. Heath Bell picked up a save by pitching two-thirds of the ninth inning. Bell allowed no hits.

Zambrano provided some of his own offense in the third inning with a solo home run. Hanley Ramirez homered in the fifth inning to double the Marlins lead to 2-0. Jose Reyes hit a two-run double in the seventh inning to push the lead to 4-0. Zambrano came around to score again in the seventh inning when Chad Qualls threw a wild pitch. Juan Pierre, who was 3-for-4 at the plate on the day, had the only RBI for the Phillies with a single in the eighth inning.

The Phillies' next series begins June 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies are 12-15 at home this season.


Final - 6.3.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Miami Marlins 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 12 0
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
WP: Carlos Zambrano (4 - 3)
SV: Heath Bell (12)
LP: Joe Blanton (4 - 6)

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