Originally posted on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 4/9/12

The Miami Marlins spoiled the home opener for the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday with a 6-2 victory.   Omar Infante continued his hot hitting with a pair of homeruns to lead the way behind a great effort from Anibal Sanchez.   The win came a day after the Marlins lost a game in the bottom of the ninth and moved the team to 2-3 on the season.

Sanchez pitched into the seventh inning before being removed with one in the frame.    Overall the Phillies put together two runs on six hits against Sanchez while walking once and striking out four times.   The win was credited to the Marlins’ fifth starter who would normally have been the number three or four starter in the rotation.    Randy Choate finished the seventh inning quickly retiring the only two batters he faced including Ty Wigginton who was batting from the right side of the plate.    Choate was credited with a hold as was Edward Mujica in the eighth with a perfect inning of his own.  Steve Cishek who was working for the fourth time in five games struck out two during a perfect ninth.

The story of the day was Infante who now paces the team in homeruns with three.   The second baseman has three homeruns in his last three games and has lifted his average to .333 out of the seven spot in the lineup.    Austin Kearns got a start in place of Logan Morrison and hit his first homerun of the year while Chris Coghlan filled in for Giancarlo Stanton and went 0-4.  Stanton was scratched from the lineup with knee pain but it is not considered serious.  Morrison was given a scheduled day off to rest his knee as well.    Three doubles came courtesy of Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, and Gaby Sanchez.    Reyes also stole his second base of the season while Emilio Bonifacio swiped his fourth.  Bonifacio also lifted his average to  a team leading .421 with a three hit game.

The Marlins are off on Tuesday before resuming the schedule on Wednesday against the Phillies.  Starting for Miami will be Josh Johnson while Philadelphia will counter with Roy Halladay.

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