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MLB Scores: Marlins 0, Phillies 2

Starter Adam Conley turned in a quality start, but was outdueled by another rookie in the Marlins' 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Phillies.

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The theme of the game was rookie pitchers; and they were good today as the Marlins' Adam Conley and the Phillies' Aaron Nola stole the show in an eventual 2-0 Philadelphia win.

Both youngsters turned in their best starts of their young careers as Conley went six and Nola completed eight strong innings. Additionally, each starter surrendered only three hits to the opposition in the afternoon pitching duel.

The Phillies got on the board against Conley early, with a sacrifice fly coming off the bat of Aaron Altherr to plate Cesar Hernandez in the bottom of the third.

Conley did his part for the Fish as he bent but never broke the rest of the way. He ended the game with four walks and even escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fourth to keep the Marlins within striking distance.

On the other side, Nola gave up scattered singles in the first, fifth and sixth, but didn't allow the Fish to string together any kind of offense in his eight shutout frames. The 6-foot-1 righty walked only two batters and fanned six Marlin hitters to earn his fourth win of the season.

Leading 1-0 in the sixth, the Phillies doubled their lead to two when Cameron Rupp got a hold of a 2-1 fastball from reliever Chris Narveson. Rupp sliced the ball the other way and hesitated out of the box before watching the ball bounce off the foul pole for his fifth home run of the season.

Nola continued to do his part from there before making way for Ken Giles in the ninth. Giles retired the Fish 1-2-3 to pick up his 10th save and secure Nova's fourth victory of the year.

The win gave the Phillies the series, taking three out of four on the road.

The defeat pushed the Marlins to 50-74, tying them for last place in the NL East with the aforementioned Phils.

Source: FanGraphs