Phils push streak to five
September 2, 2011
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Tonight became the first time in Phillies history – yea, 129 years, that the Phillies clocked in at 42 games over .500.
Thanks to a little more love from John Mayberry Jr, the Phils, the Phillies went on to a 5-3 win over Florida. Mayberry drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer in the 5th that helped the Phillies stay ahead of the Fish. Their magic number to win the division is now down to 21 games.
Mayberry drove starter Brad Hand’s offering over the left field wall for his 13th homer of the season, giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead. But the offense blew a scoring opportunity later in the inning as the score remained the same.
They tacked on a run in eahc of the next two innings while the Marlins could only managed one more.
Starter Roy Oswalt looked much better in this start, going 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven. He scattered three runs on eight hits and a walk.
On a side note, Kyle Kendrick was placed on paternity leave and Michael Schwimer was called back up.
2B: Valdez (13). 3B: Victorino (15). HR: Mayberry (13).
WP: Oswalt (7-8). LP: Hand (1-5). S: Madson (27)