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Greg Dobbs came through with the bases loaded in the seventh, hitting a two-run single to give the Marlins the 4-3 lead and win Friday night.
Roy Oswalt was pitching well until he exited the game after the sixth. Oswalt appeared to injure himself running out a bunt in the bottom of the sixth and left the game with a lower back strain.
J.C. Romero replaced him and allowed the lead-off runner. But Danys Baez put the next two on before surrendering the two-run hit to Dobbs, blowing the save and getting credited with the loss.
Oswalt allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings of work. The Marlins runs off him came from a Logan Morrison solo homer in the top of the fifth and back-to-back doubles by Chris Coghlan and Omar Infante in the sixth.
Raul Ibanez had a two-hit, two-RBI game and Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz each doubled for the Phils.
Oswalt said after the game that he had back spasms but they weren’t related to the two DL stints he had in 2009 with back-ralted issues. He hopes to make the next start but won’t know until he throws a bull pen session in two days.
The Phillies will play tomorrow at 7:05. Cole Hamels (1-1, 5.59) will take the hill for the Phillies and Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 6.97) will pitch for Florida.
2B: Rollins (4), Ruiz (3).
WP: Mujica (2-1). LP: Baez (1-1). S: Nunez (5).