Phillies snap five-game slump with win over Marlins

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Updated: September 24, 2013

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Kevin Frandsen drove in what proved to be the
game-winning run in the first inning as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1
win over the Miami Marlins in the second of a three-game set.

Darin Ruf brought in the other run for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game
skid.

Zach Miner pitched four innings in the start and gave up a run on four hits.
Michael Stutes (3-1) pitched a 1-2-3 fifth to get the win. Jonathan Papelbon
earned his 29th save with a scoreless ninth.

Justin Ruggiano drove in the lone run of the game for the Marlins, who had won
two of three coming in. Henderson Alvarez (4-6) gave up two runs on five hits
over seven innings to take the loss.

The Phillies got their only runs of the game in the first inning. With one
out, Jimmy Rollins doubled while Chase Utley and Domonic Brown walked to load
the bases. Ruf then worked a walk to bring home one run and Frandsen followed
with a groundout for a 2-0 lead.

Miami got a run back in the second as Giancarlo Stanton led off with a single
and scored on Ruggiano’s double. Ruggiano was nailed at third trying to
stretch the hit into a triple.

The Marlins left men on base in each inning except for the first, fifth and
seventh.

Game Notes

Alvarez has dropped his past two starts … The Phillies have taken 12 of the
18 games against the Marlins this season …Miami went 0-for-7 with runners in
scoring position and left seven men on base.