Found June 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez hit two homers and drove in three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Saturday. Ricky Nolasco (6-3) allowed four runs on eight hits in seven-plus innings to improve to 6-1 in seven career starts at Philadelphia for the Marlins. Miami has won four of its last five and denied Cole Hamels (8-2) his ninth victory. Jose Reyes had an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Hunter Pence homered for the second straight game for the Phillies, who lost for just the third time in 10 games. Ramirez homered in his second straight at-bat in the sixth, a two-run shot to left, to give Miami a 4-3 lead. After Omar Infante led off the inning with an infield single, Ramirez drove Hamels' 2-2 changeup into the seats in left for his 12th career multihomer game. Reyes increased the lead to two runs with a two-out RBI double to left that put Miami up 5-3 and spell the end for Hamels. Hamels (8-2) gave up a season-h...

Marlins looking to change fortune in Philly

The Miami Marlins beat one of the majors' top pitchers to even their series in Philadelphia. They might win the set if they can somehow add to the struggles of the Phillies' next scheduled starter. Trying for their first winning series at Citizens Bank Park in two years, the Marlins hope for some rare success against Joe Blanton on Sunday. Hanley Ramirez homered twice and...

Week In Review – Halladay, Utley, Hamels

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Jose Contreras to DL, Phillies Undecided On Who They'll Call Up

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Contreras likely done for season with elbow injury

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Injury to cost pitcher Roy Halladay his 2014 vesting option?

Other than three grounds-crew members, Roy Halladay was the lone soul on the field early Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park. He ran sprints on the warning track, which probably offered little solace for the weeks of rest ahead. If Halladay’s bad shoulder forces an absence of eight weeks, as suggested, it could make him a free agent one season sooner than expected. Halladay signed...

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Cardinals Are Worse Than The Marlins... At Instagram

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Anemic Phils get some good news on Utley

The Phillies offense was at its worst on Sunday against Carlos Zambrano and the Miami Marlins. They played their 55th straight game without both Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Manager Charlie Manuel slotted journeyman Hector Luna into the cleanup spot of his batting order. The team's lone extra base hit was a bunt double by Juan Pierre. It wasn't a surprise, then, that...

Gameday: Phillies (28-25) vs. Marlins (29-23)

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Phils Outlast Rain, Marlins

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