Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kendrick dominates Marlins in 1-0 win

August 14, 2012

Box Score (Courtesy of ESPN.com)

One run is all the Phillies needed on Tuesday night, because Kyle Kendrick brought his A-game.

Jimmy Rollins hit a towering lead-off home run that landed in the second deck in right field. His14th homer of the season gave the Phillies the 1-0 lead.

Then Kyle Kendrick (W, 5-9) shut down the Marlins.

Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings with six strikeouts and only five hits.

Josh Lindblom pitched a perfect eighth inning in relief. Then Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save of the season

Josh Johnson (L, 7-9) pitched eight innings for Miami. He struckout seven and only allowed three hits, but the lead-off home run by Rollins cost him.

Mike Dunn and Steve Cishek combined to pitch a scoreless ninth for the Marlins.

The Phillies won 1-0, and also acheived two milestones in the process.

Jimmy Rollins played his 1,731st game at shortstop for the Phillies, surpassing the franchise record that was previously held by Larry Bowa for the most games played at the position.

Also, Charlie Manuel earned his 700th win as the Phillies' manager.

The Phillies have now won two games in thier road series against the Marlins, which means they have won seven of their last ten series.

The third and final game of the series will start at 12:40 PM Eastern time on Wednesday.

Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.80 ERA) and Mark Buehrle (9-11, 3.80 ERA) will be the respective starters for the Phillies and the Marlins.

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