It was a tough night in Philly for the Marlins, as an early spurt of offense by the Phillies lifted them over Miami. Lack of offense continued to be the trend for Marlins hitters, who posted one run en route to their 3-1 loss.
Tom Koehler began the game on a rough note, allowing three hits and two runs in the first inning. Ryan Howard put the first Phillies run on the board with an RBI single to right. Domonic Brown lined a base hit to center later that inning to extend the lead to two.
Koehler settled down from there, not allowing a hit the rest of the game. However, an error by first baseman Justin Bour allowed Cody Asche to reach base. In effort to put Asche into scoring position, Chad Billingsley laid down a sacrifice bunt, but reached base on Tom Koehler's throwing error. A run came in to score that inning, extended Philadelphia's lead to three.
Martin Prado doubled home Ichiro in the sixth to trim the lead to one. His pair of two-baggers led the Marlins offense, who notched four extra base hits, but again just one run. Miami's last threat came in the eighth with two runners on for Adeiny Hechavarria. Hech struck out, ending the Marlins threat. Jonathan Papelbon's scoreless ninth closed out the game, giving him his 15th save of the season.