Hellickson's 3-hitter leads Phillies over Marlins 8-0

Hellickson's 3-hitter leads Phillies over Marlins 8-0

The Marlins split two games against Philadelphia with Urena on the mound during that span as he allowed one run in a no-decision over 5 2/3 innings of a 2-1 victory on July 19 before yielding four runs in a 4-3 setback on September 6.Hellickson answered three tough outings with a strong one on Monday, permitting one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh. Tommy Joseph, who hit his 20th home run of the season the previous night, added a pair of hits, including an RBI single in the first. Odubel Herrera continued his hot hitting of late, with 2 more hits, along with 2 runs and an RBI.

Derek Dietrich pulled the Marlins even with his first career pinch-hit homer in the eighth, connecting off Edubray Ramos. Acquired at the trade deadline from San Diego, he's now 5-12 with a 5.27 ERA on the seasonHerrera and shortstop Freddy Galvis who each hit a solo home run and singled. The first four innings alone took almost two hours and neither starting pitcher lasted longer than five innings, giving way to a number of moves to the bullpen. "We feel like we need to win every single game, starting with games like tonight". I'll take the Phillies for the victory.

Miami can win its first season series against Philadelphia since 2008 with a victory Sunday. He gave up one run over the course of two one-inning relief appearances.

Two teams are ahead of them for the last spot: St. Louis (76-70) is three games up on the Marlins but still two games back of the New York Mets, who remain in control of their own destiny after beating the Minnesota Twins 3-0 at home on Friday night. In six games against the Marlins this year, Hellickson - wielding a low-90s fastball and four other regular offerings - forged a 2.01 ERA (nine earned runs in 40 1/3 innings). Cashner was dominant allowing four hits and no runs in 5.1 innings.

Likely playing in his final few games with the Phillies in front of the home crowd, Howard connected leading off the sixth.

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Prado is hitting.318 against the Phillies this season with eight doubles and eight RBIs.

Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was ejected after striking out to end the third, throwing his helmet against the ground in disgust and arguing with home plate umpire Dale Scott. Herrera tied the game with a double off reliever Mike Dunn. Crawford hit.250 this season, split between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He has started against the Phils two times this season after facing them in relief twice in May. That's the longest streak for Philadelphia since a 17-game stretch in July 2000.

Giancarlo Stanton is in the Miami Marlins' lineup Friday for the first time since injuring his groin over a month ago. With the team limiting his innings, Stanton went 0 for 2 with two walks and grounded into a double play before being replaced in the sixth.

Marlins starter RHP Jose Urena lasted just two innings with seven runs surrendered on as many hits and two walks.