Marlins Vs. Phillies: Carlos Zambrano's Solid Start Leads Miami To 5-1 Win

Carlos Zambrano's solid start propelled the Marlins to a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday

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Marlins Vs. Phillies Recap: Carlos Zambrano Leads Miami To 5-1 Win

On the mound and in the batter's box, Carlos Zambrano did it all for the Miami Marlins in their 5-1 win against the Philadephia Phillies Sunday afternoon.

Zambrano went 7.2 innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while allowing one run and striking out seven. He also helped to jump-start the offense with a solo home run in the top of the third that opened the scoring. In the fourth, Hanley Ramirez crushed a home run to make the score 2-0.

Miami broke the game open in the seventh thanks to Jose Reyes coming through with a two-run double with the bases loaded. Zambrano would score shortly after on a wild pitch to make the score 5-0. The Phillies picked up their lone run of the game in the eighth when Juan Pierre singled home a run.

For the Phillies, Joe Blanton took the loss on the hill, allowing five runs in six innings on nine hits.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For all things Philadelphia Phillies baseball, please check out The Good Phight. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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Marlins Vs. Phillies: Miami Shoots For First Series Win In Philadelphia In Over Two Years

The Miami Marlins continued their recent winning ways on Saturday, defeating Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4, and the Marlins have a chance with a win Sunday to capture their first series in Philadelphia since April of 2010. Miami has now won 22 of their last 31 ballgames.

Carlos Zambrano (3-3, 3.00 ERA) will take the mound for Ozzie Guillen's club on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Zambrano has struggled mightily in his career in Philadelphia, going just 2-4 with a 5.72 ERA in six City of Brotherly Love starts.

The Phillies will counter with Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05 ERA), who historically has fared well against the Marlins franchise but has struggled in the 2012 campaign. In his career, Blanton is 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts against the Marlins. Blanton, however, is 0-2 with an abysmal 12.51 ERA in his last three overall starts.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For all things Philadelphia Phillies baseball, please check out The Good Phight. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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Marlins Vs. Phillies Recap: Hanley Ramirez Homers Twice As Miami Rallies For 5-4 Win In Game 2

The Miami Marlins rallied back from a 3-0 deficit for a 5-4 victory Saturday over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of their three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. The Marlins scored five straight runs from the fourth to the seventh inning, three of which come off a pair of Hanley Ramirez home runs. Ricky Nolasco (6-3) pitched seven innings, giving up four earned runs (none after the third) off eight hits and two walks while striking out five.

The Phillies seemed poised to take a second straight win from the Marlins after Hunter Pence's solo home run in the third inning made the score 3-0 early on. Ramirez fired back with a solo shot in the fourth inning to put the Marlins on the board. Justin Ruggiano doubled in Logan Morrison later in the inning to bring Miami with one, 3-2. Ramirez' second home run in the sixth inning brought Omar Infante around home as well, giving the Marlins a 4-3 lead. Jose hit an RBI-double in the seventh to cap the Marlins' scoring at five runs.

Cole Hamels (8-2) took the loss for the Phillies after giving up five earned runs off seven hits and two walks through 6 2/3 innings. Both of Hamels' losses this year have come against the Marlins. Heath Bell earned his 11th save of the year for Miami.

Game 3 will pit Carlos Zambrano (3-3) against Joe Blanton (4-5) at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For all things Philadelphia Phillies baseball, please check out The Good Phight. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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Marlins Vs. Phillies: Miami Looks To Defeat Cole Hamels For Second Time This Season

The Miami Marlins (29-23) send Ricky Nolasco to the mound on Saturday, hoping to slow down Cole Hamels and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies (28-25). Friday night's 6-4 defeat of the Marlins was Philadelphia's eight win in the past 10 games.

Nolasco (5-3, 4.26 ERA) has enjoyed great success in Philadelphia in his career, going 5-1 with a 2.61 ERA in six career starts in the City of Brotherly Love. In his last appearance in April of 2010 Nolasco pitched a five-hitter in a 5-1 victory over the Phillies.

Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.43 ERA) will take the mound on Saturday opposite Nolasco. Hamels only loss of the season came in his first start of the year, against these very same Marlins. Hamels allowed four earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 6-2 loss to Miami on April 9.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For all things Philadelphia Phillies baseball, please check out The Good Phight. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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Marlins Vs. Phillies Recap: Miami Drops Series Opener, 6-4

Coming of a franchise record-setting month of May, the Miami Marlins looked to keep it rolling in June on Friday night against the Phillies. But Charlie Manuel's offense broke out a bit, putting six runs on the board which were simply too much for a later Miami rally to overcome.

Marlins' starter Mark Buerhle did not have his best stuff, giving up 11 hits in just five innings of work. He allowed four earned runs, including a two-run shot by Hunter Pence which pushed Phillies lead to 4-1 in the fifth inning. But the lefty is also known for his fielding ability, and he made the highlight of the game in the first inning when he slide across the first base line to scoop a knubber by Jimmy Rollis. Buerhle spun around on his knees and made a perfect throw to beat the speedy shortstop.

Giancarlo Stanton continued his raking, doubling home Omar Infante in the first inning off Kyle Kendrick. Logan Morrison and pinch-hitting Justin Ruggiano hit back-to-back 400-foot bombs off Antonio Bastardo in the top of the eighth inning, but the solo shots were too little and too late. Miami will try to even the series on Saturday with Ricky Nolasco on the mound.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For all things Philadelphia Phillies baseball, please check out The Good Phight. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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Philles Vs. Marlins: Miami Looks To Build Off A Franchise-Best May

The Marlins head to Philadelphia to open a three-game set with the Phillies.

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