Final: Phillies 3, Marlins 0.
WP: Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA) LP: Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.30 ERA)
With tonight's shutout victory over the Miami Marlins in the series finale, the Phillies have pulled within one game of the .500 mark. Cliff Lee went the distance for his 12th career shutout of his 12-year career, his first since the 2011 season. He allowed just three hits and two walks on 115 total pitches in his gem tonight in South Florida. Oh, he batted 2-4 by the way to raise his average to .316.
Delmon Young, like last night, kicked off scoring in the top of the fourth inning with a solo-shot to left field. He now has three home runs and seven RBIs with the Phillies thus far this season, 91 and 488 respectively for his career.
Domonic Brown and Freddy Galvis provided a couple additional insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning, with a RBI triple and a RBI single respectively to score Delmon Young and Brown himself.
The Phillies have off tomorrow as they head north to Washington to take on the division-rival Nationals. The Nationals are returning to the east coast, coming off of a series with the San Francisco Giants. Earlier today, they won in extra innings, 2-1, to improve their record to 24-23. Kyle Kendrick start, as first pitch is set for 7:05 pm ET.
Game Summary after the jump.
Starting Pitching Summary:
Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA)
Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.30 ERA)
Innings Pitched: 9
Total Pitches Thrown/Strikes: 115/85
Earned Runs: 0
Walks Allowed: 2
Home Runs Allowed: 0
Innings Pitched: 5
Total Pitches Thrown/Strikes: 69/50
Earned Runs: 1
Walks Allowed: 0
Home Runs Allowed: 1
In the 'Pen:
Wade LeBlanc (6th, 7th): 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 5.73 ERA
Chad Qualls (7th, 8th): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 3.38 ERA
Steve Cishek (9th): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 4.66 ERA
Delmon Young homers to left field. 1-0 PHI
Domonic Brown triples to deep right field. Delmon Young scores. 2-0 PHI
Freddy Galvis singles to left field. Domonic Brown scores. 3-0 PHI
Friday, May 24, 2013; 7:05 pm EST- Nationals Park
Washington Nationals (24-23) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (23-24)
Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 1.62 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82 ERA)
TV: CSN, MLBN
Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP, WTTM 1680
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