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Recap: Marlins 1, Phillies 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Date: May 03, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ricky Nolasco sounded like a guy who wouldn't mind making a playoff run with the Philadelphia Phillies instead of pitching against them.

Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night.

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Nolasco (2-3) gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings to lose for just the second time in eight decisions at Citizens Bank Park. His six wins in this hitter-friendly ballpark are the most by any pitcher in the majors.

``I love this ballpark. I love pitching here. I think if this stadium doesn't get you going and amped up, there's something wrong with you,' Nolasco said. ``I've always liked pitching here. The crowd's always nice. They get into the game. It's fun to pitch here. I just didn't make those quality pitches like I had to. They got me when they needed to and that's what that lineup does.'

If the cost-conscious Marlins want to dump Nolasco's $11.5 million salary, maybe the Phillies would be interested.

``I've always loved pitching here,' he said. ``I like the stadium, I like everything about it. I like the city.'

Pettibone (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings in his third start filling in for injured lefty John Lannan. The 22-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 3.24 and he's only walked two batters in 16 2-3 innings.

``I want to give my team a chance to win,' Pettibone said. ``I stuck to the same things, build off each start, stay aggressive.'

The Phillies are 9-3 when Pettibone, Lannan or Kyle Kendrick start and 5-13 when aces Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee take the mound.

``With those other guys, there's nothing to worry about,' Pettibone said. ``You see what they've done in their careers.'

Donovan Solano hit a solo homer for the Marlins, who've lost three in a row after winning three straight.

``I thought Ricky did a nice job, kept us in the game,' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. ``He executed his pitches and gave us a chance. We've got to do a better job of putting some runs up. It's tough for our pitching when we're just scoring one run a night. We've got to find a way to put some crooked numbers on the scoreboard.'

The Phillies improved to 9-2 combined against the Marlins (8-22) and New York Mets (11-15), but they're 5-14 against other teams.

Pettibone left after allowing a one-out single in the seventh. Antonio Bastardo entered and walked two batters to load the bases. Bastardo then struck out pinch-hitter Austin Kearns swinging at a 3-2 pitch out of the strike zone and fanned pinch-hitter Matt Diaz looking.

Mike Adams worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his fifth save in five tries.

``He's pitched real good,' manager Charlie Manuel said of Pettibone. ``I like that he can take his fastball and hit both sides of the plate with it.'

Howard led off the bottom of the second by lining one out to right for his fifth homer and second in two nights. Two outs later, Carlos Ruiz singled and stole second base. He scored on Ben Revere's single to right for a 2-0 lead.

Utley connected in the third, putting a short, compact swing on a low fastball and driving it out to right for his sixth homer to make it 3-0.

One batter later, Howard ripped a ball into the right-field corner but was thrown out on a headfirst slide trying to stretch the double into a triple. The slow-footed slugger hasn't hit a triple since April 22, 2011.

Solano hit his first homer of the season out to left-center leading off the fourth to cut it to 3-1.

Brown drove a shot off the right-field foul pole for a 4-1 lead in the bottom half. Brown has homered on consecutive nights and has five this season.

``I think I'm a little more aggressive now,' Brown said. ``I'm just trying to square balls up and keep it going.'

Notes: Utley's homer was his 205th, moving him into eighth place on the franchise's all-time list. ... Nolasco fell to 8-6 vs. the Phillies. .. Jose Fernandez (0-2, 4.50) faces Hamels (1-3, 4.78) on Saturday night.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Marlins at Phillies
Thu, May 2 Final 2 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Marlins at Phillies
Fri, May 3 Final 1 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Marlins at Phillies
Sat, May 4 Final 2 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Marlins at Phillies
Sun, May 5 Final 14 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +155   -145   7.5 
 PHI  -170   +125   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +155   -145   7.5 
 PHI  -170   +125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  22%   6%   68% 
 PHI  78%   94%   32% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 2 Over: 9 
 PHI 7 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 2 Cover: +100 
 MIA 1 Under: 3 
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 Apr 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 1 Under: 3 
 MIA 2 Cover: +135 
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 Apr 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 3 Cover: +100 
 MIA 1 Under: 4 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, May 3
 
    Reds at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Athletics at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
7:30 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Rays at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Orioles at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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