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Phillies Vs. Marlins Recap: Miami Roughs Up Cliff Lee, Takes Opener 6-2

The Miami Marlins opened their weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 6-2 win at Marlins Park. The Fish jumped on Cliff Lee early and chased the lefty after just 4.2 innings of work. Lee gave up all six runs and was hammered by Miami's lineup.

Logan Morrison knocked in the first run in the bottom of the opening inning, sending a ground out to the pitcher that scored Jose Reyes. Miami added two more in the third with a four-hit inning. Giancarlo Stanton started the rally and singled home Hanley Ramirez. After back-to-back singles, Stanton came home on a bases-loaded sac fly by Omar Infante. Justin Ruggiano and John Buck knocked out Lee in the fifth by adding three more. Ruggiano got a hold of one and doubled home both Morrison and Stanton to open things up.

While Lee scuffled, Josh Johnson was impressive for Ozzie Guillen. He went six strong innings, allowing just one run on four hits. He brought his record on the year to 5-5 and took advantage of the early lead spotted to him by the offense. Miami will try to take the series on Saturday with Mark Buerhle on the mound. He will be opposed by Cole Hamels.

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