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After the Phillies got blown out in a 2-game series in Cleveland, the Phillies came home to start a 4-game series with the Miami Marlins from Citizens Bank Park. The scheduled pitching matchup is Kyle Kendrick vs. the Marlins Alex Sanabia Mets Jon Niese.
Charlie Manuel made some changes to the lineup, Delmon Young got the start in Right Field, Erik Kratz start at catcher, John Mayberry started in Center field with Ben Revere out with swollen Right ring finger
Phillies Pitcher Kyle Kendrick first pitch to start the game was a Strike. In the Top of 1st inning Marlins Left Field Juan Pierre picked up his 600th career stolen base. The first runs of game came in the top of 1st inning when Marlins Placido Polanco hits into a double play & Juan Pierre scores to make it 1-0. The Phillies first runs of game came in the bottom of 2nd inning when Domonic Brown hits a line drive solo home run to tie the game at 1. The Phillies take the lead in bottom of 4th inning when Ryan Howard hits a solo home run for a 2-1 lead. The Phillies would add 2 more runs in the bottom of 5th inning when Chase Utley out on a sacrifice fly scoring Erik Kratz to make it 3-1. With Ryan Howard batting, Marlins Rob Brantly throws a passed ball scoring Jimmy Rollins to make it 4-1. Marlins score a run in the top of 6th inning when Justin Ruggiano hits a solo home run to make it 4-2 Phillies. The Phillies would add 3 more runs in the bottom of 8th inning; Domonic Brow hits a RBI single scoring Ryan Howard to make it 5-2. With Erik Kratz batting, Marlins Tom Koehler throws a wild pitch scoring Laynce Nix to make it 6-2; Erik Kratz hits RB single scoring Domonic Brown to make it 7-2. Jonathan Papelbon comes in and closes the door for a 7-2 Phillies win.
Kyle Kendrick line vs. Marlins was 7 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs with 7 strikeouts on 96 pitches. Marlins Alex Sanabia went 5 innings6 hits, 4 runs 4 strikeouts on 95 pitches. The Phillies send rookie Jonathan Pettibone to pitch game 2 of series on Friday Night against Marlins Ricky Nolasco at 7PM
W: Kyle Kendrick (3-1)
L: Alex Sanabia (2-3)
Time of game: 2:48
Attendance from Citizens Bank Park 36,978