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Sep 10, 2023 5:35 pm

Bryan De La Cruz’s two-run homer lifts Marlins past Phillies

Bryan De La Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the visiting Miami Marlins rallied for a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber game of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Miami (74-69) battled back to win for the eighth time in its last 10 games. David Robertson (6-6) pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the win, and Tanner Scott recorded the final five outs for his seventh save.

Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber homered for Philadelphia (78-64), which stranded six runners on base in the final three innings.

Miami tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh inning before moving ahead in the eighth on De La Cruz’s one-out, two-run homer off Seranthony Dominguez (4-4). Josh Bell singled ahead of the homer to begin the inning and extend his hitting streak to eight games.

Nick Castellanos doubled in a run in the eighth inning to cut the Phillies’ deficit to 5-4 before Scott struck out two batters with two runners on.

Suarez set a career high with 10 strikeouts and allowed three runs on two hits with three walks in six-plus innings.

The Phillies took an early lead against Marlins opener Steven Okert in the first inning when Schwarber hit a leadoff single and scored on Turner’s two-run homer to center.

Turner extended his hitting streak to 17 games with the home run, which was his 24th of the season and ninth in his last 10 games.

Schwarber tacked on another run with his leadoff homer in the third inning off Bryan Hoeing. The 416-foot blast was Schwarber’s 43rd homer of the season and 13th in his last 21 games.

Schwarber’s RBIs gave him 94 for the season, which matches his career best set last season.

Suarez ran into trouble in the seventh after walking De La Cruz with one out. Dane Myers followed with a double for Miami’s first hit of the game and scored on Yuli Gurriel’s double to left field.

Matt Strahm relieved Suarez and allowed Miami to tie the game on Nick Fortes’ two-out RBI single.

The Phillies loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh inning before Robertson struck out Alec Bohm. Miami went on to win the season series 7-6.

–Field Level Media

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