Giancarlo Stanton homers but Marlins fall to Phillies for 5th straight loss

April 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Every bad pitch Dan Haren makes seems to end up over the fence.

Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Freddy Galvis also connected to back Jerome Williams, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 Tuesday night.

Haren (1-1) gave up four runs and four hits in six innings. All seven runs he's allowed in three starts have been on five homers.

"I made a couple mistakes and the few I made I didn't get away with, that's for sure," Haren said.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 453-foot homer for slumping Marlins, who lost their fifth straight game and fell to 3-11. Manager Mike Redmond didn't get an endorsement from owner Jeffrey Loria after meeting with him and general manager Dan Jennings before the game.

"I've got one thing to say: I'm not interested in palace intrigue," Loria told reporters. "We've got games to win -- period. (Speculation) doesn't have anything to do with anything."

Redmond was stoic after the game.

"It's been tough. Anytime you lose a lead late, it can take the wind out of your sails," he said.

Williams (1-1) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and eight hits, striking out six in six innings.

Coming off a 1-6 road trip, the Phillies showed some rare pop at the plate. They've hit just eight home runs in 14 games.

Howard gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the sixth with a drive to straightaway center. Cody Asche hit a bloop single with two outs before Howard went deep for the first time this season.

"He pitched pretty good, but gave up two big homers," Redmond said of Haren.

Ben Revere hit a two-run triple off Mike Dunn in the seventh and scored on Chase Utley's sacrifice fly. Galvis lined one out to right in the second inning for a 2-0 lead.

Stanton hit a long homer into Miami's bullpen in the fourth.

Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI single tied it at 2 in the fifth. After Haren bunted into a double play, J.T Realmuto scored the go-ahead run when Dee Gordon reached on Howard's fielding error at first base.

"We have to grind it out," Dunn said. "Pressure? We have to go out and win. Plain and simple."


Marlins: LF Christian Yelich was scratched from the lineup 30 minutes before first pitch because of tightness in his lower back. He's day to day. "It's frustrating," Yelich said. "I don't know why it keeps happening."


Ichiro Suzuki played his first game at Citizens Bank Park and went 2 for 4 for his first multi-hit game since last Sept. 27 for the Yankees at Boston. Suzuki leads active players with 856 career multi-hit games. He has a nine-game hitting streak against the Phillies since June 4, 2003.


Stanton is batting .346 (18 for 52) with six homers in his last 13 games in Philadelphia.


Marlins RHP Jared Cosart (0-1, 4.76) faces Phillies lefty Cole Hamels (0-2, 5.00) on Wednesday night. Cosart was one of the prospects Philadelphia traded to Houston for Hunter Pence in 2011.

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