- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jerad Eickhoff buzzed Giancarlo Stanton with a high-and-tight fastball before striking him out in a crucial spot. The other hitters were tougher on him.

Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour hit solo homers, Adam Conley threw six effective innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday night for their third straight win.

Eickhoff (1-6) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He’s winless in his last six starts.

“Just trying to make little adjustments from last outing,” said Eickhoff, who was bothered by a migraine headache. “Curve was not effective, two-seamer had good life. Slider is a big pitch for me.”

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin let Eickhoff pitch to Stanton with two outs and runners on second and third in the third. Eickhoff fired a 91 mph fastball inside to fall behind in the count 2-0 before he bounced back to strike out the slugger swinging at a curve.

“Wanted to keep him off-balance,” Eickhoff said.

Mackanin’s strategy was going for a double-play against a guy who has 11 homers, but is batting .233.

“It’s not like’s he’s a .300 hitter,” Mackanin said.

Conley (3-2) gave up one run and eight hits, striking out five. A.J. Ramos allowed a run in the ninth but earned his 12th save in as many tries.

Martin Prado’s sacrifice fly in the fifth put the Marlins ahead 2-1.

Bour drove his seventh homer the opposite way to left-center to make it 3-1 in the sixth.

Derek Dietrich had a sacrifice fly off Andrew Bailey in the seventh and Christian Yelich added an RBI double off Elvis Araujo in the inning to increase Miami’s lead to 5-1.

Ozuna hit a 2-0 pitch deep way out to left-center in the second for his seventh homer to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

The Phillies tied it at 1 on Tyler Goeddel’s RBI single in the fourth. Maikel Franco had a sacrifice fly in the ninth, but Carlos Ruiz struck out looking with a runner on second to end the game.

STANDINGS

The Marlins are 16-6 since a 5-11 start. The Phillies have lost two straight, but still are five games over .500.

STREAKING

Goeddel is batting .310 (13 for 42) since April 23.

SAVE THAT BALL

Phillies rookie 1B Tommy Joseph lined a single to center in the sixth for his first career hit. Fans gave him a standing ovation.

“It was a special moment I’ll never forget,” Joseph said.

ROSTER MOVE

The Phillies released veteran catcher J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He batted .167 with one homer.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: C Cameron Rupp wasn’t in the starting lineup for the second straight game because he has a sore left ankle following a violent collision at the plate to end Saturday night’s win. … INF/OF Cody Asche was 0 for 5 with two strikeouts in his third rehab game at Single-A Clearwater. Asche has been sidelined by a right oblique strain since spring training.

UP NEXT

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (3-1, 4.40 ERA) starts for the Marlins while RHP Vince Velasquez (4-1, 2.70) goes for the Phillies. Chen is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts vs. Philadelphia. Velasquez allowed four runs in six innings in his only start vs. Miami.


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