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MLB Scores: Marlins 5 Phillies 0

The Marlins broke out of an offensive draught to back Tom Koehler's six shutout innings.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton’s two RBIs supported another quality Tom Koehler start in a 5-0 Miami win Tuesday.

Koehler (8-8) faced these same Phillies last Thursday, when he gave up one earned run over eight innings for the win. Tonight, Koehler gave up only three hits in his six inning shutout. He only threw 73 pitches on the night before being replaced by Mike Dunn to start the seventh. Koehler was seen consulting with Marlins’ training staff before being pulled, but there have yet to be any reports of injury.

Both teams struggled to put together any offense for most of the game. But Stanton broke Miami’s 26 inning scoreless draught and earned Koehler the win in the bottom of six, when he went opposite field to knock in Martin Prado with a two-out single. That was the only run that Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff gave up on the night. The young righty was saddled with his third loss in the month of July despite striking out eight over his seven innings.

The Fish opened up the game with a four run eighth, started by a leadoff single and hit 2,997 from Ichiro. Stanton scored Ichiro three batters later with a ground-rule double to right center. After an intentional walk, Adeiny Hechavarria ripped a two run single, and would later score himself on a Miguel Rojas double.

The bullpen continued to shine for Miami as Dunn, David Phelps and Nick Wittgren combined for five strikeouts and only one hit in their three innings of work.

With the win, Miami takes a one game lead on the Mets for the second Wild Card spot and moves a half-game above the Cardinals, who come to Marlins Park Thursday to start a four-game series.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 20,365

Hero of the Game: Tom Koehler (.346 WPA)

Goat of the Game: Jimmy Paredes (-.124)

Play of the Game: Stanton 's two-out single, bottom of six (.183)