Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/29/12

MIAMI -- Justin Ruggiano had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Miami Marlins to a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

It is the first time Miami has won consecutive games since June 2-3 at Philadelphia.

Josh Johnson (5-5) pitched six innings, allowing one run and four hits. He struck out six and walked two. In his last 10 starts, Johnson is 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA.

Phillies starter Cliff Lee (0-5) continued his struggles as he allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. The former Cy Young Award winner is 0-2 with a 7.30 ERA in his last four starts.

Hunter Pence homered and drove in two runs for the Phillies.

The Marlins led 6-1 through five innings.

Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the first with a double down the left-field line off Lee and scored on a groundout by Logan Morrison.

Johnson was able to get out of jams in the second and third innings after allowing two baserunners to reach in each frame. The Marlins turned an inning-ending double play in the second and Carlos Ruiz struck out to end the third.

Giancarlo Stanton's RBI single scored Hanley Ramirez, who doubled to get into scoring position. Omar Infante's sacrifice fly stretched the Marlins lead to 3-0.

Pence's home run to right -- his 15th -- pulled the Phillies within 3-1 in the fourth.

Miami extended its lead to 6-1 with a two-run double by Ruggiano and an RBI single by John Buck, which ended Lee's night.

NOTES: Johnson allowed a career-worst 11 hits against the Phillies the last time he faced them at Citizen Bank Park on April 11. ... Coming into the game, Lee had allowed just one run in 18 innings against the Marlins in his last two starts. ... Pence is 5 for 10 with two home runs in his career against Johnson. ... When Buck learned that the Marlins Park was operating its air conditioning unit at 30 percent, he responded, "I would love 40, 45, maybe 50 percent, but I don't want to pay for it. I'll just stick with the 30 percent."

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