MIAMI (AP) — Casey McGehee reached base three times, doubled home a run and scored another Wednesday night, helping the Miami Marlins to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost their sixth game in a row.
Tom Koehler (6-6) allowed three hits in six innings and earned his first victory since June 4. Three relievers completed a five-hitter.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his eighth. The Marlins, who leads the majors in home victories, clinched the three-game series and improved to 27-21 at Marlins Park.
Cole Hamels (2-5) gave up three runs and needed 97 pitches to get through five innings, ending his career-best 10-game streak of pitching at least seven innings. Hamels, a victim of poor run support all season, remained winless since June 6.
The Phillies were shut out for the 11th time, which is tied for second-most in the majors. They matched their longest losing streak of the year and fell 12 games below .500 for the first time.
Philadelphia reliever Mario Hollands took a sharp grounder off the leg for a single in the ninth, gave up a homer and a double and then left the game accompanied by a trainer. The homer by Saltalamacchia snapped Hollands’ streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings.
Miami took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a bases-loaded single by Donovan Solano. They added two runs in the fifth on RBI doubles by Ed Lucas and McGehee.
McGehee increased his hits total to 100, hiked his average to .312 and reached base for the 26th game in a row.
Koehler’s wife is due to give birth to their first child this week, which may be why he hurried through the Phillies’ lineup. Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins started the game with singles, but Koehler retired the next 15 batters.
The Phillies’ first two batters also reached in the sixth, and again they failed to score. They went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
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