Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick went seven scoreless innings and shortstop Jimmy Rollins’ leadoff homer proved the only run the Phillies needed as they topped the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night, 1-0.
After Rollins hit his leadoff homer, the 41st of his career, the Phillies’ staff was able to shut down the Marlins for a second straight night. Cole Hamels pitched his second-straight shutout Monday night as the Phillies won 4-0.
The Marlins have now not scored in 27 consecutive innings, having scored their last run in the eighth inning of a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
Marlins starter Josh Johnson pitched a strong eight innings, giving up just three hits and striking out seven, but turned out to be the hard-luck loser on the night as the Marlins could not get a run across against Kendrick and the Phillies bullpen.
The teams square off one final time tomorrow at 12:40 p.m. EST as the Marlins Mark Buehrle faces off against Phillies ace Roy Halladay.
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