Velasquez Tosses 2-Hitter Over 7, Phillies Hang On To Beat Marlins 4-3 – CBS Philly
KITCHENER (AP) – Vince Velasquez threw a two-hitter over seven innings, Rhys Hoskins hit a solo homer and the Philadelphia Phillies held a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday evening.
Velasquez (3-2) allowed Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jon Berti singles, struck out seven, and withdrew the last 13 strokes he faced.
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A battered bullpen who has squandered 21 defense chances this season, including seven in their last six games, barely finished it.
Connor Brogdon and José Alvarado walked the bases loaded in eighth place and scored a run on Alvarado’s wild pitch. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer ahead of Alvarado in the ninth round before the hard-throwing left-handed settled down and scored the final three outs.
Marlin’s rookie Lefty Trevor Rogers (7-5) gave up two runs on two hits and hit nine in 5 2/3 innings.
His control problems in the first inning led to Philadelphia’s first run. Rogers pitched Jean Segura and went to Bryce Harper. Andrew McCuthen’s Broken Bat RBI single was the only hit Rogers gave up until Hoskins blasted his 17th homer in the sixth to the center left.
Pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera drove in the seventh RBI double to Anthony Bender’s right center and scored on a wild field, which extended Philadelphia’s lead to 4-0.
Velasquez got defensive help in the third game from Harper, who made a jumping catch a few steps in front of the right fence to rob Starling Marte of a game-binding extra base hit.
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The Phillies selected right-handed Spencer Howard to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to work on the build to throw 100 fields. Howard, the team’s top pitching prospectus, was 0-2 with a 5.82 ERA in nine appearances, including five starts.
The Marlins bought infielder Joe Panik and right-handed Andrew McInvale of Toronto for outfielder Corey Dickerson, right-handed Adam Cimber and cash. Right-handed Jordan Holloway was recalled from Jackonsville and left-handed Steven Okert’s contract was selected from the Triple-A team.
Marlins: RHP Cody Poteet was put on the 10-day injured list with a sprained knee. … RHP Sixto Sánchez continued to throw 120 feet during his rehab. Sanchez has an infection in his right shoulder.
Phillies: 2B Jean Segura was activated from the injured list.
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RHP Aaron Nola (5-4, 3.97 ERA) takes the hill for the Phillies on Wednesday night. The Marlins are expected to launch Holloway (1-2, 2.55).