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

MIAMI -- Justin Ruggiano is making the most of his opportunities.

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.

"He rakes," Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson said. "We were talking about it after his third hit. He never stops hitting."

Ruggiano leads the Marlins with a .396 batting average (19 for 48) in June.

"I'm not trying to do too much," Ruggiano said. "Getting comfortable has helped, more playing time always helps and this is definitely the most I've been able to play at one stretch during a month. I've never had this kind of opportunity."

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

"I didn't think we had back-to-back wins since spring training," Guillen said.

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.

"He's our ace for a reason," Guillen said.

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.

"It's more frustrating when I don't pitch well, obviously," Lee said. "As far as the wins and losses, that's out of my control. But I could do something about not getting through the fifth inning and giving up five runs. That's on me. I could do better than (that), no doubt about that."

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

"We didn't play good enough to win," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "They outplayed us."

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.

"The offense did a great job," Johnson said. "They came out and did an incredible job."

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.

"Anytime you can get a couple runs extra on the board it allows everyone to relax a little bit and take a breath," Ruggiano said.

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 11 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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