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By: David Malandra(@djmjr788)
Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
After dropping 2 out of 3 with the Brewers, the Phillies opened a 3 game series with the Miami Marlins from Citizens Bank Park, The Scheduled pitching matchup was Kyle Kendrick vs. Marlins Tom Koehler. Charlie Manuel keep the same lineup from yesterday except this time Delmon young was back in right field. Before the game, MLB announced that Dominic Brown was named the NL Player of week for the second straight week in row & was also named NL player of month for May.
Kyle Kendrick first pitch to Marlins Juan Pierre was a Strike. The first runs of game came in the top of 3rd inning when Marlins Derek Dietrich singles to right scoring Juan Pierre for a 1-0 lead, and then Marcell Ozuna singles to left scoring Ed Lucas for a 2-0 lead. The Phillies get on the board in the 5th inning when Erik Kratz lead off the inning with a solo homerun to cut marlins lead 2-1. Then Kyle Kendrick hits his 1st career triple which leads Ben Revere to single to left scoring Kendrick to tie game at 2. The Phillies take the lead when Cesar Hernandez grounds out to 1st scoring Ben Revere for a 3-2 lead. The Phillies scoring continues in the 6th inning when Dominic Brown hits a 2 run home run to increase the lead to 5-2, the Delmon Young hits solo home run to go Back to back & make it a 6-2 lead.. Kyle Kendrick was back at the plate when he reaches on a fielder's choice scoring Freddy Galvis for a 7-2 lead. That would be all the offense that Kyle Kendrick needed as he would go on to throw a complete game as the Phillies beat Marlins 7-2.
Kyle Kendrick complete game line was 9 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts on 105 pitches; Marlins starter Tom Koehler went 5 innings, 7 hits, 5 runs, 4 strikeouts on 89 pitches. The Phillies send Jonathan Pettibone for game 2 on Tuesday at 7:05 PM vs. Marlins Ricky Nolasco, also on Tuesday night game will feature Carlos Ruiz bobblehead night.
WP: Kyle Kendrick (6-3)
LP: Tom Koehler (0-4)
Time of game: 2:41
Attendance at Citizens Bank Park 35,087