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Phillies edge Marlins to set franchise record

Sep 3, 2011 - 5:42 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - John Mayberry Jr. belted a two-run homer and added a sacrifice fly, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins, 5-3, to move 42 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history.

Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored twice for the Phillies (88-46), who were coming off a four-game sweep in Cincinnati.

Philadelphia starter Roy Oswalt (7-8) gave up three runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

"I threw a lot of pitches early. I really didn't find my mechanics until the fourth inning," Oswalt said. "I felt pretty good after that."

Jose Lopez hit a solo home run for Florida, which has dropped five of six.

Recalled from Double-A Jacksonville on Friday, Brad Hand (1-5) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and three walks in five-plus frames.

Victorino sent Hand's second pitch off the left field wall for a triple to start the game. He scored on Placido Polanco's sacrifice fly to give Philadelphia an early 1-0 lead.

Florida pulled even during its first trip to the plate, as Emilio Bonifacio scored when Greg Dobbs grounded into a double play. Bonifacio led off with a double and moved to third on a bunt single by Omar Infante.

Infante doubled to begin the third and consecutive groundouts put the Marlins up 2-1.

Mayberry gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead in the fifth when he drove his 13th home run to left-center field. The blast scored Hunter Pence, who reached on a throwing error to lead off the frame.

"It was a 1-2 hanging curveball, a bad pitch," Hand said of the home-run ball.

Philadelphia loaded the bases later in the inning, but Carlos Ruiz was tagged out at home trying to score on Polanco's fly ball to center field.

The Phillies threatened again in the sixth, loading the bases without a hit. Hand plunked Chase Utley and walked Ryan Howard before Chris Hatcher issued a free pass to Pence. Mayberry made it 4-2 with a sac fly.

A second wild pitch by Hatcher prompted an intentional walk to Ruiz, loading the bases again. But the Florida reliever settled down and struck out Wilson Valdez and Oswalt to end the inning.

Lopez's two-out shot to left in the bottom of the sixth closed the gap to 4-3.

Philadelphia, though, got the run back in the seventh when Victorino scored on a Michael Dunn errant pitch.

Michael Stutes retired Dobbs on a 5-3 groundout with runners on first and second to end the Marlins' seventh, Antonio Bastardo tossed a perfect eighth and Ryan Madson worked around a two-out single to earn his 27th save.

Game Notes

This weekend's three-game series marks the Phillies' final trip ever to Sun Life Stadium...Florida and Philadelphia were supposed to play a three-game series last weekend at Citizens Bank Park until Hurricane Irene shortened it to just one contest...The Phillies are 10-4 against the Marlins this year.