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Phillies vs. Marlins: Miami evens season series with walkoff win

The Marlins won in a walkoff on Friday night, evening their season series with the Phillies at 8-8.

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Marlins lose to Phillies, 9-5, lose 8 of last 9

The Miami Marlins have now lost eight of their last nine after dropping a game to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-5, on Saturday. Ricky Nolasco gave up five runs on nine hits in five innings while being saddled with the loss. Roy Halladay wasn't particularly sharp either (five innings, six hits, four runs, seven strikeouts), but was good enough to pick up the win.

The Marlins actually jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Giancarlo Stanton and Rob Brantly each had RBI singles, but the offense wasn't able to keep pace with a six-run burst between the fifth and eighth inning by Philadelphia. Stanton added his 36th home run of the year in the third inning.

Chase Utley had three RBIs, and Carlos Ruiz and Pete Orr added two each. The Phillies were able to cobble together 15 hits against seven different pitchers, nine of which were off Nolasco.

The Marlins will look to take the rubber game on Sunday. First pitch is 1:10 p.m. ET.

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Marlins look for two straight wins vs. Phillies

The Miami Marlins improved to 8-8 against the Philadelphia Phillies with Friday night's win. They'll look to improve to a winning record on Saturday, sending Ricky Nolasco (12-12, 4.35 ERA) to the mound. Philadelphia counters with Roy Halladay (10-8, 4.40 ERA).

Nolasco is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA against the Phillies in 2012, throwing 14 innings in two starts while holding Philadelphia to a .259 batting average. Unfortunately for Miami, Halladay has had similar success. He's 2-1 against the Marlins, holding them to a .240 average over 20 1/3 innings.

At this point in the season, the Marlins didn't have much to play for except the opportunity to play spoiler, and that's exactly what they did Friday night. With the loss, the Phillies were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, something unlikely to escape their attention before they return for Game 2.

Game Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
Television Coverage: Fox Sports Florida
Streaming Coverage: MLB.tv

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Marlins win walkoff, eliminate Phillies

Mark Buehrle reached 200 innings for the 12th consecutive season as the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, on a walkoff single by Carlos Lee.

Despite his accomplishment Buehrle was denied his 14th win, leaving with the game tied 1-1. He gave Miami an extremely strong start, going eight innings while striking out eight and walking none. He allowed one run on six hits before Steve Cishek entered in relief and pitched a scoreless ninth, opening the door for the walkoff win.

Bryan Peterson set things up with a leadoff double off Josh Lindblom. Jose Reyes grounded out to third, making it one on with one out. Giancarlo Stanton, whose fourth inning solo home run was behind the Marlins' only other run, was intentionally walked. Lee came to the plate and sent the fans home happy, singling to center and winning the game for Miami.

With the loss the Phillies were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Game 2 of the series is Saturday at 7:10 p.m.

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