Phils Beat Marlins, Fans Pay Tribute To Tony Gwynn Jr.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP/CBS) — Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer, David Buchanan threw five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday night. In the 8th inning, Tony Gwynn Jr. stepped to the plate for the first time since his father and Hall Of Famer, Tony Gwynn, passed away. The fans gave Tony Gwynn Jr. a standing ovation, an emotional moment.
Buchanan (4-3) allowed two runs and six hits to help the Phillies snap a three-game losing streak. The rookie right-hander struck out Marcell Ozuna on a 3-2 changeup with two runners on and two outs in the fifth, preserving a 4-2 lead. He pumped his fist and shouted as he walked off the mound.
Miami’s Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer off B.J. Rosenberg in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his 18th save in 20 tries.
Andrew Heaney (0-2) gave up five runs and four hits in five-plus innings in his second career start for the Marlins.
After being shut out Monday for the 10th time this season and seventh time in their last 25 home games, the Phillies jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning.
Jimmy Rollins was hit by a pitch leading off and Chase Utley walked one out later. On a double steal, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s throw to third bounced away for an error and Rollins scored to snap the team’s 21-inning scoreless streak at Citizens Bank Park, dating to June 15.
After Ryan Howard struck out, Byrd hit a 419-foot shot out to left-center to make it 3-0.
Cody Asche lined a two-run double in the sixth and scored on Bryan Morris’ wild pitch for a 7-2 lead.
Rollins had two steals to move into a tie with Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty for second place on the club’s career list with 438.
Rollins finished 2 for 2 and also walked. It was his first multi-hit game since May 30, even though he’s hit safely in 20 of his last 22 games, including a 15-game hitting streak.
The Marlins got a run in the second when Utley dropped Ed Lucas’ infield fly with the bases loaded, allowing Saltalamacchia to score from third. Utley dropped another pop-up in the eighth, but it turned into a fielder’s choice.
Ben Revere hit a triple and scored on a wild pitch to give the Phillies a 4-1 lead in the second.
After Giancarlo Stanton’s second double of the game put runners on second and third in the fifth, Casey McGehee’s sacrifice fly cut it to 4-2.
NOTES: Tony Gwynn Jr. got a standing ovation in the eighth in his first at-bat since his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, died. … The Phillies signed OF Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract. The three-time All-Star was released by Boston on June 18. “We needed more production from our outfield,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Sizemore is expected to join the Phillies after playing in Triple-A. … Injured Phillies ace Cliff Lee said he felt fine after a bullpen session. He’s hoping to return before the All-Star break. … Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria had an MRI that revealed a right triceps strain. He could land on the disabled list. … Miami had four wild pitches, tying a club record. … A.J. Burnett (5-6, 3.89) goes for the Phillies on Wednesday against Henderson Alvarez (4-3, 2.39).
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