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Victorino helps Phillies rout Marlins

Apr 26, 2009 - 9:09 PM MIAMI (AP) -- The Florida Marlins have had a rocky season -- and it's just April.

Shane Victorino drove in four runs, Jamie Moyer pitched six solid innings and the Philadelphia Phillies extended the Marlins' skid to six with a 13-2 victory on Sunday.

Florida, which began the season 11-1, is mired in its longest losing streak since an eight-game slide from Aug. 15-22, 2007. The Marlins' latest loss got so out of hand that outfielder Cody Ross pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

"We're not an 11-1 team, and we're not an 0-6 team -- we're somewhere in the middle," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Moyer (3-1) allowed one run and seven hits to improve to 7-0 at Dolphin Stadium and 12-1 against the Marlins overall.

"I can't explain it; I have no idea -- and even if I did, I wouldn't tell you," Moyer said of his success against Florida.

Pedro Feliz had three hits, two RBIs and scored two runs for Philadelphia.

Graham Taylor (0-1) lasted just 3 2-3 innings in his major league debut for Florida. He walked six and hit a batter with a pitch while allowing four runs and four hits.

"I don't think I was nervous, it was more being anxious," said Taylor, who despite his rough outing is scheduled to start Friday at Chicago.

Marlins pitchers combined for 11 walks, two hit batters and a wild pitch -- and that was before Ross limited Philadelphia to an infield single in the ninth. Ross started in right and had three hits and a diving catch.

"Every team in the league goes through winning streaks and every team in the league goes through losing streaks -- we just happened to do it at the start of the season," Ross said.

Victorino's two-run single sparked a four-run seventh off Hayden Penn that made it 8-1. The Phillies batted around and were helped by two walks, a hit batter and right fielder Jeremy Hermida's two-base error on Jayson Werth's fly.

Victorino added a two-run double in Philadelphia's five-run eighth as the Phillies batted around again.

"When you blend the talent and the hustle like we did all weekend, good things are going to happen," manager Charlie Manuel said.

Philadelphia rallied in the ninth inning in each of the series' first two games. Its first eight wins of the season were come-from-behind victories.

"It's always nice to have a comfortable lead, but it's nicer to win games like those last two, when you have to battle," Chase Utley said.

Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the fifth and Alfredo Amezaga had a sacrifice fly in the ninth for Florida.

Taylor walked four and threw 38 pitches in the first to help the Phillies score twice. Ryan Howard singled in a run and Raul Ibanez had a sacrifice fly.






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    Phillies 13, Marlins 2  FinalApr 26 5:48 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 13 12 0
    FLORIDA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - JAMIE MOYER, CHAD DURBIN (7TH), J.A. HAPP (8TH) AND CHRIS
    COSTE
    FLA - GRAHAM TAYLOR, BURKE BADENHOP (4TH), HAYDEN PENN
    (7TH), KIKO CALERO (8TH), CODY ROSS (9

    Apr 26 3:32 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ALFREDO AMEZAGA SCORED RONNY PAULINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 13
    FLORIDA 2 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C MAYBIN (.192, 0-FOR-4)

    Phillies 13, Marlins 2  Bot 9, 0 OutsApr 26 3:31 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ERIC BRUNTLETT SCORED MATT STAIRS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, S VICTORINO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 13
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.317, 1-FOR-4, BB, 2 RBI)

    Phillies 13, Marlins 1  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 26 3:09 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SHANE VICTORINO SCORED RAUL IBANEZ AND PEDRO
    FELIZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, S VICTORINO ON SECOND, M STAIRS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 12
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: E BRUNTLETT (.188, 1-FOR-4, BB)

    Phillies 12, Marlins 1  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 26 3:07 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MATT STAIRS SCORED JAYSON WERTH.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M STAIRS ON FIRST, P FELIZ ON SECOND, R
    IBANEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 10
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.257, 1-FOR-4, BB, 2 RBI)

    Phillies 10, Marlins 1  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 26 3:05 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED RYAN HOWARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FELIZ ON FIRST, R IBANEZ ON SECOND, J
    WERTH ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 9
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C COSTE (.188, 0-FOR-3, HBP)

    Phillies 9, Marlins 1  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 26 2:59 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHANE VICTORINO SCORED PEDRO FELIZ AND CHRIS
    COSTE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, S VICTORINO ON FIRST, G DOBBS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: E BRUNTLETT (.200, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Phillies 8, Marlins 1  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 26 2:31 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO GREG DOBBS SCORED RAUL IBANEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G DOBBS ON FIRST, C COSTE ON SECOND, P FELIZ
    ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.246, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Phillies 6, Marlins 1  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 26 2:30 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED JAYSON WERTH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FELIZ ON FIRST, R IBANEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5
    FLORIDA 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C COSTE (.188, 0-FOR-3)

    Phillies 5, Marlins 1  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 26 2:24 PM
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    Phillies 4, Marlins 1  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 26 2:22 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HANLEY RAMIREZ SCORED CODY ROSS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H RAMIREZ ON FIRST, B BADENHOP ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    FLORIDA 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J CANTU (.340, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Phillies 4, Marlins 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 26 1:50 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED JAMIE MOYER AND ERIC
    BRUNTLETT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    FLORIDA 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.288, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Phillies 4, Marlins 0  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 26 1:16 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - JAMIE MOYER
    FLA - GRAHAM TAYLOR

    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C MAYBIN (.208, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
    J HERMIDA (.291, 3 HR, 8 RBI)
    H RAMIREZ (.292, 2 HR, 11 RBI)

    Phillies 2, Marlins 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 26 12:26 PM