Moyer helps Phils get sweep of Marlins

BY foxsports • April 26, 2009

Shane Victorino drove in four runs, Jamie Moyer pitched six solid innings and the Philadelphia Phillies extended the Florida Marlins' skid to six with a 13-2 victory on Sunday.

Florida, which began the season 11-1, is mired in its longest losing streak since an eight-game slide from Aug. 15-22, 2007. The Marlins' latest loss got so out of hand that outfielder Cody Ross pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Moyer (3-1) allowed one run and seven hits to improve to 7-0 at Dolphin Stadium and 12-1 against the Marlins overall.

Pedro Feliz had three hits, two RBIs and scored two runs for Philadelphia.

Graham Taylor (0-1) lasted just 3 2-3 innings in his major league debut for Florida. He walked six and hit a batter with a pitch while allowing four runs and four hits.

Marlins pitchers combined for 11 walks, two hit batters and a wild pitch - and that was before Ross limited Philadelphia to an infield single in the ninth. Ross started in right and had three hits and a diving catch.

Victorino's two-run single sparked a four-run seventh off Hayden Penn that made it 8-1. The Phillies batted around and were helped by two walks, a hit batter and right fielder Jeremy Hermida's two-base error on Jayson Werth's fly.

Victorino added a two-run double in Philadelphia's five-run eighth as the Phillies batted around again.

Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the fifth and Alfredo Amezaga had a sacrifice fly in the ninth for Florida.

Taylor walked four and threw 38 pitches in the first to help the Phillies score twice. Ryan Howard singled in a run and Raul Ibanez had a sacrifice fly.


At 46, Moyer is nearly twice the age of the 24-year-old Taylor. ... Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins got the day off. Rollins, hitting .162 overall, was 1-for-9 in the series' first two games. ... Philadelphia's wins in the series' first two games marked the first time since Sept. 21-22, 1957, at Brooklyn that the Phillies won consecutive road games in which they trailed entering the ninth inning. ... The previous position player to pitch for the Marlins was Jason Wood on June 29, 2007, vs. Atlanta.

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