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Phillies Vs Marlins: Cole Hamels Takes on Anibal Sanchez

(Sports Network) – Phillies lefty Cole Hamels pitched shutout ball in his last game, and this afternoon he’ll aim to hold down the Florida Marlins as the teams complete a rain-shortened two-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Saturday night’s contest was washed out, necessitating a June 15 day/night doubleheader.

Hamels is coming off seven shutout innings in a win at Atlanta a week ago when he permitted four hits, walked a batter and struck out eight. He’s 4-7 with a 3.73 ERA in 15 starts against the Marlins.

Pitching for Florida will be Anibal Sanchez, who is making his 12th career start and appearance against Philadelphia, posting a 3-7 record with a 5.93 ERA. He last faced the Phillies in the second game of a September 6, 2010 doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, taking the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts over four innings. In his career, owns a 1-5 record and 8.73 ERA in seven starts at Citizens Bank Park.

Sanchez was pounded for 13 hits and six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-1 loss at Houston a week ago.

On Friday, former Phillie Greg Dobbs delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single in the seventh inning, helping the Marlins down Philadelphia, 4-3

Logan Morrison belted a solo home run and Omar Infante added an RBI double for the Marlins, who improved to 5-2 on their nine-game road trip. Florida starter Javier Vazquez gave up three runs on five hits and walked four in five innings. Edward Mujica (2-1) tossed one frame to pick up the win.

Raul Ibanez drove in two runs for Philadelphia, which returned home after a 4-2 road swing. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six before exiting in the top of the seventh inning with a lower back strain.

Oswalt grabbed the left side of his lower back after reaching first base in the bottom of the sixth on a bunt attempt. The right-hander returned to the mound for the seventh — with the Phillies up 3-2 — but walked off with an athletic trainer before even throwing a pitch.

Philadelphia won 13 of 18 versus the Marlins last season, winning the final six meetings. That includes a three-game sweep at home from Sept. 6-8.