Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Kyle Kendrick struck out a career-high
eight batters over seven strong innings to guide the Philadelphia Phillies to
a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins, in the first of a three-game set at Citizens
Kendrick (9-10), who carried a no hitter into the sixth, gave up one run on
two hits and three walks to pick up his fifth win in six starts. Kendrick has
limited his opponents to two or fewer runs over that stretch.
Domonic Brown roped a two-run homer and Michael Martinez doubled and scored a
run for the Phillies, who have won five straight and six of their last seven.
Antonio Bastardo twirled a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the
Wade LeBlanc (2-4) gave up three runs on four hits and struck out five over
five innings to absorb the loss.
Donovan Solano knocked in the lone run for the Marlins, who have dropped eight
of their last 12.
The Phillies broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the fifth inning. Ty
Wiggington walked before Brown cracked a towering two-run homer to right
field. After Erik Kratz popped out Michael Martinez doubled to left and then
moved to third on a Kendrick groundout. LeBlanc then threw a wild pitch and
In the sixth Kendrick walked Jose Reyes to load the bases with Giancarlo
Stanton coming to the plate, but Kendrick was able to strike out the slugger
to end the inning.
Miami would get on the board in the seventh, however, when Solano knocked in
Carlos Lee with a sacrifice fly. Lee opened the inning with a double to left-
center field and moved to third on a Greg Dobbs ground out before scoring on
The Phillies are 58-2 when leading after eight innings, and 52-19 when out-
hitting their opponent ... Brown hit his first homer since Aug. 22, and has
two on the season ... Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco was named NL Co-
Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 9 ... LeBlanc hasn't won since
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