Phillies vs. Marlins recap: Cliff Lee impressive again, but Phils fall, 2-1

The Philadelphia Phillies opened their final road trip of the season with a tough 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins. Cliff Lee was once again steady on the mound, but the offense was nowhere to be found in support. Lee pitched seven innings, walking no one and allowing just three hits. He made one mistake to slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who launched a solo homer over the left-field wall in the bottom of the fourth. Aside from that, Lee shut down the Marlins and kept his struggling offense in it.

But Charlie Manuel's lineup could never quite get the lead. Mark Buerhle, who works faster than any pitcher in the game, was dealing and kept the Phillies off the board until the eighth. John Mayberry started the threat when he led off the inning with a double ripped deep to left. Buerhle retired the next two batters he faced, but Jimmy Rollins would come through with the clutch hit to even things up. Rollins took a 2-1 offering to left for a single that scored Mayberry.

It wouldn't remain tied for long, however, as the Fish put together a walk-off rally in the bottom of the ninth. Josh Lindblom came out of the pen to try and keep things even, but Bryan Petersen promptly led off with a double. Petersen would come across on a Carlos Lee single two batters later, scoring the winning run.

The Phillies will now send Roy Halladay to the mound on Saturday to try and even up the series in his final start of the season.

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