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Utley triple in 10th leads Phils over Marlins 3-1


April 13. 2013 12:00AM


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MIAMI — Chase Utley hit a go-ahead triple in the 10th inning off Jon Rauch, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Miami 3-1 Friday night and dropped the Marlins to 1-9.


Miami is off to the poorest start by a big league team since Baltimore and Houston lost nine of their first 10 games in 2010, according to STATS.


Revere singled with one out in the 10th and Utley tripled into the right-field corner. Ryan Howard was intentionally walked, and Michael Young hit a hard grounder up the middle that shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria gloved with a dive. He flipped the ball to second baseman Donovan Solano, who missed stepping on the base as Utley scored on the infield hit.


Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was a late scratch with a sore left shoulder.


Phillippe Aumont (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth, and Todd Papelbon finished for his second save with a scoreless 10th.


The crowd of 17,923 was up from 13,810 Wednesday, a record low for the ballpark that opened last year.


Cubs 4, Giants 3


CHICAGO — Starlin Castro’s ninth-inning double off the center-field wall gave the Chicago Cubs a win over the San Francisco Giants.


Chicago led 2-0 heading into the top of the ninth, but closer Kyuji Fujikawa allowed a one-out RBI single by Pablo Sandoval and hit Buster Posey with a pitch before Brandon Belt’s two-out double down the right-field line.


Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro tied the game with a home run to lead off the ninth off Giants closer Sergio Romo. The home run was the Cubs’ first pinch-homer of the season.


Matt Cain made his first start since giving up nine earned runs in 3 2-3 innings of work in a 14-3 loss to St. Louis on April 7. The Giants ace allowed seven hits — two were solo home runs to David DeJesus and Castro— while striking out six and walking two.


Pirates 6, Reds 5


PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds.


McCutchen’s leadoff shot to left field off J.J. Hoover (0-3), his second homer of the season, snapped a 5-all tie.


Cincinnati had just tied the score in the top of the seventh on Brandon Phillips’ second home run of the game, a two-run drive to center off Tony Watson (1-0).


The first four batters in Pittsburgh’s lineup — Starling Marte, Neil Walker, McCutchen and Garrett Jones — had two hits each as the Pirates totaled 12. They entered the game with a .153 batting average, worst in the major leagues, and had scored only 21 runs in their first nine games.


Walker and McCutchen hit consecutive two-run singles in the second to give Pittsburgh a 5-1 lead.


Braves 6, Nationals 4


WASHINGTON — Ramiro Pena hit a two-run homer off Craig Stammen with two outs in the 10th inning and the Atlanta Braves came back to beat the Washington Nationals, stretching their winning streak to seven games.


Pena, who reached on a bunt as a pinch hitter in the eighth, helped Atlanta finish off a rally in a game it trailed 4-0 after two innings and 4-2 entering the ninth.


Eric O’Flaherty (2-0) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the win, while Craig Kimbrel retired the heart of Washington’s order for his fifth save in five chances.


With one out in the 10th, Stammen (2-1) walked Dan Uggla. After a flyout, Pena hit his first homer of the season.


The Braves, a major league-leading 9-1, handed Washington its first loss in seven home games.


Cardinals 2, Brewers 0


ST. LOUIS — Rookie Shelby Miller allowed one hit in seven innings, a single by Norichika Aoki to open the game, and the St. Louis Cardinals had just enough to spoil Kyle Lohse’s first start as a visitor since 2007 in a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.


David Freese had an RBI single at the end of a three-hit flurry to open the second and Yadier Molina hit his second homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have allowed one run during a three-game winning streak.


Lohse, a 16-game winner whom the Cardinals did not attempt to re-sign, allowed two runs in seven innings while throwing 82 pitches.


Miller (2-0) had a career-best eight strikeouts in his third career start.




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