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Jimmy Rollins Leads Phillies' Late Rally Over Marlins

Jimmy Rollins smacked a two out, two run single in the top of the ninth to put the Phillies up 5-3 and win the rubber game of their series against the Florida Marlins.

As we noted before the game, the Phillies had not given Cliff Lee a single run of support in three straight starts and wondered whether tonight that streak would end. It did not. Lee was pinch hit for in the top of the 7th with Phillies down 3-0. That makes four straight games where he has gotten zero run support.

Unlike those previous starts however, the runs would come when Lee left the game. Shane Victorino hit his sixth homer of the year to extend his hitting streak to 14 games and Pete Orr had a pair of doubles and an RBI after being brought on as a pinch hitter in the seventh. But it was Rollins who provided the eventual game winning RBI, when he singled in Orr and catcher Dane Sardinha with two outs in the ninth off Marlins' reliever Leo Nunez.

Ryan Madson came on in the bottom of the ninth for his fifth save of the season.

The win is somewhat dampened by a potential injury to catcher Brian Schneider, who left the game in the fifth after injuring his hamstring running the bases. Schneider's health is of particular concern at the moment because the team is still without Carlos Ruiz, who is on the DL with lower back inflammation. That leaves just Dane Sardinha on the major league roster at a position where the Phillies don't really have a lot of organizational depth.