Phillies pitchers strike out 17 Marlins in 3-1 victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tommy Joseph hit his first major league homer as part of three-hit game to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Six Phillies pitchers combined to strike out 17 Marlins.
Joseph hit a solo shot in the second inning off Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen (3-2) and hit cleanup in just third big-league game. Joseph's single in the sixth helped make it 3-0 when Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna booted the ball and allowed a runner to score.
Vince Velasquez (5-1) struck out 10 in five innings, his highest total since he fanned 16 San Diego Padres in an April 14 shutout. Velasquez has not pitched out of the seventh inning since that game and was lifted against the Marlins after 103 pitches.