Utley’s Walk-Off Home Run Gives Phillies Series Split

Giancarlo Stanton Blasts NL-Leading 21st HR In Loss

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

The Marlins were able to hit three home runs in last night’s game, but the Phillies lone longball sent the Marlins packing after fourteen innings with a four-game series split.

Tom Koehler started the game and allowed two earned runs over six innings on seven hits and six strikeouts.

The story in this one was offense, though, and the Marlins were able to take an early lead with some power from the heart of the order.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia gave the fish a 1-0 lead in the third inning with his seventh home run on the season and Giancarlo Stanton extended the lead to 2-0 with his NL-leading 21st home run:

The Phillies were able to tie the game on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Ruiz in the fourth and an RBI single by Chase Utley in the fifth, but the Marlins retook the lead on Marcell Ozuna’s 13th home run on the season.

The Marlins cost themselves a win in this one though, as they allowed the Phillies to score the tying run on a misplayed groundball by Jeff Baker.

The game would stay tied at 3-3 until the 14th inning, though, as the two bullpens combined to allow just 6 hits over 12 half-innings of work heading into the bottom of the fourteenth.

Chris Hatcher
ran into trouble in the bottom of the fourteenth, however, and this pitch to Chase Utley with Jimmy Rollins on first base would prove to be all she wrote in this one:

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.