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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Things are going so poorly for the Miami Marlins they’re losing runs.
Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, Miami got a solid outing from starter Nathan Eovaldi and they had 13 hits against six Phillies pitchers. Still, Jimmy Rollins homered with two outs in the 10th inning Saturday night to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win.
It was the sixth straight loss for the Marlins, who lost two runs when a safe call was overturned by replay in the second inning.
Rollins drove a 2-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (0-1) into the seats in left. It was the 201st career homer for Rollins, but just the second game ender of his career. The first came June 23, 2010, against Cleveland.
Rollins said he was very upset with a comment directed toward him by a fan sitting near the home team’s dugout during his final at-bat.
“There was some fan in the stands popping off,” Rollins said. “He was right behind our dugout, close enough to yell and piss me off, honestly. It was something pretty ignorant, but it worked.”
“I was locked and had some aggression. It just worked out I was able to tell him,” Rollins said.
B.J. Rosenberg (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for the victory.
Through nine games, Utley is batting .500 with five doubles and eight RBIs.
Tony Gwynn Jr., starting in center and leading off for the second straight day in place of Ben Revere (sore ribs), had a pair of hits.
Stanton finished with three hits and three RBIs for the Marlins. His first homer, measured at 470 feet, cleared the seats in left-center and landed on Ashburn Alley - a popular outfield concessions spot. The fifth-inning solo drive off Jonathan Pettibone pulled Miami to 4-2.
“I don’t want to be a part of it, but you just go along with it,” Pettibone said.
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