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.
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