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Miami fell to the Phillies 4-1 in the rubber game of the three game series. The Marlins were dominated by Cole Hamels, who retired the first ten batters he faced.
Hero Of The Game: Jose Reyes (.178 WPA)
Goat Of The Game: Giancarlo Stanton (-.178 WPA)
Just two days after the Marlins took away any chance the Phillies had to make the playoffs, Miami's struggles continued as they were dominated by Cole Hamels in a 4-1 loss to the Phillies at Marlins Park on Sunday afternoon.
Nathan Eovaldi's last start of the season didn't begin well. Eovaldi gave up three first inning runs to the Phillies, putting the Marlins down before they even had a chance to swing their bats against Hamels.
Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a walk, and Juan Pierre singled and advanced to second on Gorky Hernandez's throw to third base. Chase Utley hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Rollins to score, and Carlos Ruiz doubled to give Philadelphia an early 2-0 advantage.
With two outs, Nate Schierholtz singled, allowing Ruiz to score from second, the third run Eovaldi gave up to a Philiies lineup that didn't and will not contain Ryan Howard for the remanider of the season.
Hamels was dominant early, as he retired the first ten batters he faced before Bryan Petersen singled in the bottom of the fourth, an inning in which the Marlins scored their first and only run of the game against Hamels.
Following the Petersen single, Jose Reyes doubled, giving Miami runners at second and third with one out. Giancarlo Stanton then reached on a fielder's choice, and a Carlos Lee single made it a 3-1 game.
Despite not starting off well, Eovaldi turned in a quality start. He went six innings, giving up six hits and three earned runs while walking one and striking out seven.
Philadelphia added another run in the top of the eighth against Mike Dunn. Utley and Ruiz led off the inning with consecutive singles, and Dominic Brown hit a sacrifice fly that increased the Phillies' lead back to three.
After Hamels' seven dominant innings, Miami was unable to rally against Antonio Bastardo. Jonathan Papelbon gave up two hits, however the Marlins were unable to put together a late rally, and as a result lost the rubber game of the three game series.
Miami will look to end their season on a strong note as they host the Mets for a three game series that begins on Monday. Matt Greenberg, who the Marlins signed to a one day contract, is expected to get an at bat on Tuesday.