Saltalamacchia, Alvarez Lead Marlins Over Phillies
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 25, 2014
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run double, Henderson Alvarez threw 6 2-3 sharp innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night. Alvarez allowed two runs one earned and seven hits. Before Wednesday night's game against the Phillies, Marlins manager Mike Redmond was asked if he was most confident about his team's chances when Henderson Alvarez took the mound. Jarrod Saltalamacchia followed with a double to center to drive in two more. After a 5-6 record and 57 strikeouts in his first season with the Marlins last year, Alvarez wasn't pegged to emerge as Miami's ace this year. In his previous six outings, Alvarez allowed just three runs in 39 2/3 innings, lowering his ERA from 3.62 to 2.39. The Phillies are 1-4 since a season-high five-game winning streak that included a three-game sweep at Atlanta and two wins in St. Louis. They are just 17-23 at home. It was a catchable ball for Domonic Brown, but the left fielder badly misread it off the bat, and his leap came up short as the ball sailed over his head, scoring Stanton.