Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Dan Haren coasted through six innings and
Martin Prado hit a three-run homer to lead the Miami Marlins to a 7-0 win over
the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Haren (3-1) scattered four hits across six scoreless innings and struck out
four while walking none. Prado broke the game open with his second-inning home
run and added an insurance run with an RBI double later in the game.
Dee Gordon, the league’s leader in hits, was 3-for-3 to improve his average to
.440 on the season. He scored three runs and reached base five times.
Cole Hamels (1-3) turned in his worst start of the season for Philadelphia,
allowing a season-high six runs on 10 hits and three walks in six innings with
Phillies hitters totaled just six hits.
Hamels was in trouble from the beginning. With runners on the corners and no
one out in the first, he helped himself by throwing Gordon out as he came home
on Giancarlo Stanton’s chopper back to the mound. After Marcell Ozuna singled
to load the bases, Hamels escaped with strikeouts of Jeff Baker and J.T.
He could not get out of trouble in the second. He had two outs and a runner on
second when he walked Gordon and Prado made him pay with his second home run
of the season to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead.
Miami tacked on a run in each of the next two innings. Baker and Realmuto hit
back-to-back doubles in the third and Stanton’s sacrifice fly in the fourth
scored Gordon after he stole second base and advanced to third on a wild
Two innings later, Prado doubled home Gordon to put the Marlins up 6-0. In the
seventh, Ozuna greeted reliever Dustin McGowan with a single and moved up to
third on Chase Utley’s throwing error. He scored on a Realmuto single.
While Philadelphia’s staff stumbled through eight innings on the mound,
Miami’s was hardly threatened. A pair of singles followed by a wild pitch gave
the Phillies two runners in scoring position in the third, but Odubel Herrera
lined out to end the inning. In the fourth, Grady Sizemore was stranded after
a two-out double.
The Marlins have won four in a row and nine of their last 10 to improve to
.500 (12-12) for the first time this season … Gordon is batting 20-for-31 on
the Marlins’ current homestand … Right-handed hitters are batting .093 (4-
for-43) against Haren in 2015 … Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard earned 10-and-5
rights Saturday, allowing him to veto any trade after accumulating 10 years of
major league service and five with his current team … Miami will send former
Phillies prospect Jarred Cosart to the mound in search of a sweep on Sunday.
He will be opposed by Philadelphia’s Severino Gonzalez.