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16-hit outburst leads Marlins to sweep of Phillies

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Jordan Yamamoto walked the first three men he faced, but remained calm and collected, limiting the damage and improving his record to 3-0 thanks to plenty of run support.

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For the first time since 2009, the Miami Marlins swept the Philadelphia Phillies away from Marlins Park, earning their fourth consecutive victory Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, 6-4.

The Marlins grabbed an early 1-0 advantage against Enyel De Los Santos, who was making a spot start. Starlin Castro drove home Miguel Rojas in the first inning (he finished with three hits total), though Garrett Cooper was thrown out at home plate on the same play. He was originally ruled safe, but the Phillies challenged and got the call overturned.

After securing two fantastic wins against the St. Louis Cardinals to open his major league career, Jordan Yamamoto faced immediately adversity in this contest. Yamamoto walked Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery to load the bases with zero outs in the bottom half of the opening inning. Moments later, his 14 13-inning scoreless streak came to an end on a Jean Segura two-run single.

Yamamoto tossed 32 pitches in that first.

However, the Marlins moved back in front the next inning when JT Riddle blasted a 93 MPH four-seam fastball into the right-field seats, as they regained a 3-2 lead. Adding insurance in the third, Brian Anderson drove home Harold Ramirez after grounding into a double play. The Marlins grounded into a season-high five double plays during this game.

Extending their lead in the fifth, Cooper and Brian Anderson delivered back-to-back homers off Phillies reliever Edgar Garcia.

Cooper’s 14-game hitting streak is his longest as a big leaguer, while Anderson became the first Marlins player this season to reach double-digit home runs.

Philadelphia scratched out a run apiece in the eighth and ninth to trim Miami’s deficit, but too little, too late. The wannabe contender has now lost seven consecutive games.

Rookie Nick Anderson secured his first save in the process. Yamamoto picks up the W, becoming the only pitcher in franchise history to do that in each of his first three major league appearances.

At 30-46, the Marlins will have a rest day Monday, before opening a six-game homestand Tuesday night through Sunday afternoon. Trevor Richards will open the homestand, having faced the Nationals once this season (6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR on April 21). Max Scherzer gets the ball for Washington. On April 20 at Marlins Park, Scherzer allowed seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits in 5 13 innings of work, but he has enjoyed a dominant season otherwise. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.


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