Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/30/12

MIAMI -- Seven innings and two runs allowed, Mark Buehrle will take that every time.

And so will the Miami Marlins.

Buehrle (7-8) also allowed seven hits and struck out seven in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to win their third straight.

"The couple hits they got were change-ups up in the zone, but overall I'll take every start going seven innings and giving up two runs," Buehrle said.

Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two runs for the Marlins, who have won three straight for the first time since May 28-30 when they swept Washington.

"I hope this is not a tease," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I hope this is for real."

Mike Bunn pitched the eighth and Heath Bell recorded his 16th save in 20 opportunities by pitching a 1-2-3 ninth.

Hamels (10-4) pitched seven innings and allowed three runs as he lost to Miami for the third time this season. Hamels has a 5.21 ERA in the three starts.

"They've been a tough team to pitch against," Hamels said. "There's times I'm really able to control the pitch sequence and get them out, but when it gets into crunch time it's been tough to get the strikeouts or the double plays."

Hunter Pence homered and had three hits for the Phillies, who have lost four straight.

"When we can't win with (Cliff) Lee and Hamels, that kind of tells you how things are going," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Pence's home run in the seventh off Buehrle cut the deficit to 3-2, but the Marlins held on for the win.

"He's like Vladimir (Guerrero), you throw a ball in the dirt or a ball over his head, he swings at everything and puts the ball in play," Buehrle said. "It wasn't too bad of a pitch, but with guys like that you just throw it up there and hope for the best."

The Marlins led 3-1 through five innings.

Stanton hit his 18th home run in the first for an early 1-0 lead. Stanton's blast off Hamels to left field was estimated at 424 feet.

Carlos Ruiz doubled and scored on Shane Victorino's sacrifice fly to tie the game 1-1.

Stanton's RBI single in the third scored Jose Reyes, who reached on a double, to give the Marlins a 2-1 edge.

"You don't always need to hit it 400 feet to get an RBI," Stanton said.

Philadelphia threatened in the fourth with runners on the corners and one out, but the Marlins turned a double play to get out of the jam.

In the fifth, Reyes singled, stole second, and stole third as part of a double steal with Stanton. Logan Morrison walked to load the bases for Justin Ruggiano, who hit a sacrifice fly to deep center scoring Reyes for a 3-1 lead.

"This kid is our igniter," Guillen said of Reyes.

NOTES: Buehrle's pick-off move to first got two Phillies off-guard as Hunter Pence and Cole Hamels were both thrown out. ... Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen plans to elevate OF Justin Ruggiano's role as he came into Saturday's game hitting .396 (19 for 48) in June. "The way he is playing right now I will find playing time, believe me," Guillen said. ... Marlins RHP Edward Mujica is confident he will be back in two weeks after fracturing his right pinky toe in which he took a hard ground ball from Placido Polanco in the seventh inning of Friday's 6-2 win. ... Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is 3 for 6 with three RBI in two rehab games with Class A Lakewood.

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