Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson wips his brow before throwing his final pitch in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jeremy Hellickson pitched a three-hitter and A.J. Ellis had a three-run double to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the fading Miami Marlins 8-0 Saturday night.
Miami, which began the day five games back for the NL's second wild card, trailed by seven runs in the second inning and lost for the 14th time in 20 games.
Hellickson (12-9) struck out five, walked none and hit two batters in his second big league shutout and third complete game. He threw 75 of 106 pitches for strikes.
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The 2011 AL Rookie of the Year with Tampa Bay, Hellickson pitched a four-hit shutout against Baltimore that May 13 and another four-hitter against the Orioles that Sept. 4.