Philadelphia 3, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Tim Tschida,
Attendance - 44751

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 2-5 0-1 2-4 L2
Philadelphia 3-3 2-1 1-2 W2

Recap


Phillies 3, Marlins 1:
Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton each had a solo home run as host Philadelphia won back-to-back games and took its home-opening series versus Miami.

The Phillies defeated the Marlins for the fourth time in the last five meetings and improved to 9-2 in their last 11 home stands against their National League East rivals.

Victorino opened scoring with a solo shot to left field to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. Four batters later, John Mayberry Jr. scored Hunter Pence, who doubled off the wall in left, on a single to put Philadelphia ahead 2-0.

Wigginton extended the Phillies’ lead by two runs with a solo blast to left field – his 12th career home run versus the Marlins – in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Joe Blanton (1-1) was solid through seven innings, allowing one run on just three hits while striking out three batters. He was replaced by Chad Qualls, who got out of a jam with two runners on by striking out Giancarlo Stanton to end the eighth.

Omar Infante hit a two-out double and was scored on a blooper to right field from John Buck to trim the lead to one in the top of the fifth inning.

Infante went 2-for-4 and is 9-for-25 with four RBIs and three home runs to start the year.

Mark Buehrle (0-2) retired the first nine batters faced and gave up three runs on eight hits – two home runs – with striking out two over 6 1/3 innings of work.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jimmy Rollins is currently Philadelphia’s longest tenured pro athlete with 1,642 games – fifth in team history. … Shortstop Freddy Galvis finished the series 3-for-10 with two doubles and four RBIs. … Jonathan Papelbon picked up his second save of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Philadelphia
Mark Buehrle Player Joe Blanton
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 3
4.26 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Miami   Philadelphia
John Buck Player Hunter Pence
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 0 8 .182 13 4 1 2 0 1
Philadelphia 8 2 15 .258 6 3 3 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Houston. The Marlins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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