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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.

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