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Marlins get to Hamels and knock off Phillies

May 23, 2007 - 5:04 AM MIAMI (Ticker) -- Jason Wood and the Florida Marlins went to extra lengths to keep the Philadelphia Phillies from climbing over the .500 mark.

Wood had a key pinch hit and the Marlins rallied with a big inning to post a 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series.

Hamels (6-2) had won four straight decisions and was on his way to becoming the first seven-game winner in the National League before losing it in the sixth.

Florida trailed, 3-1, and had just two hits in the first five innings, but Hamels started hanging his pitches.

"Everybody has a day, but he is going to win a lot of games in this league," Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

While Gonzalez is probably right, Hamels was more concerned with Tuesday's setback than anything else.

"When you lose like this, it's something that you dwell on," Hamels said. "Because you know you had it."

Hanley Ramirez doubled to lead off the frame and Miguel Cabrera tripled after Phillies center fielder Aaron Rowand misjudged a ball that he should have caught.

"I feel like it was my fault that we lost," Rowand said. "I misjudged the ball and I take responsibility for the loss."

Rowand broke in and was unable to recover as the ball sailed over his glove. Ramirez scored on the play and Cabrera also came home when the relay throw from Chase Utley ended up in the dugout.

"I thought he was going to catch it," Cabrera said. "But when he didn't, I just kept running."

Josh Willingham followed with a double before Hamels struck out the next two batters. Aaron Boone was then intentionally walked and Wood came on to hit for Florida starter Scott Olsen and delivered Florida's fourth extra-base hit of the game, a two-run double to give the Marlins a 5-3 lead.

"Let's just keep putting him out there in the right spot," said Gonzalez on Wood's recent success.

The Marlins are now on a season-high four-game winning streak while the Phillies missed an opportunity to move above .500 for the first time.

Olsen (4-3) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.

"I am just glad that we got the win," Olsen said. "It was the first game of the series and first game of the homestand, it's big. It gives us a little momentum boost. We have a little winning streak going and hopefully we can carry it over to tomorrow."

Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth for his fourth save in as many chances.

Jayson Werth hit his first two home runs of the season for the Phillies, a solo shot in the first and a two-run homer in the third, to make it 3-0. It was the third two-homer game of Werth's career.

Hamels allowed five runs and six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
    FLORIDA 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 x 5 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - COLE HAMELS, RYAN MADSON (7TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    FLA - SCOTT OLSEN, RENYEL PINTO (7TH), MATT LINDSTROM
    (8TH), KEVIN GREGG (9TH) AND MIGUEL OLIVO

    HOME RUNS: PH

    May 22 9:28 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
    FLORIDA 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 6 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - COLE HAMELS (OUT)
    FLA - RENYEL PINTO

    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: D UGGLA (.251, 1-FOR-3)
    H RAMIREZ (.337, 1-FOR-2, BB)
    M CABRERA (.323, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsMay 22 9:10 PM
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