Francoeur's 2-run HR in 9th lifts Phillies past Marlins

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Posted at 12:35 AM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2019-05-22 18:08:51-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeff Francoeur's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis also homered for the Phillies on a hot, muggy afternoon that felt much warmer than the game-time temperate of 93 degrees.

Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels was roughed up for the second straight outing, giving up five runs and eight hits in three innings.

Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and an RBI and Cole Gillespie added three hits, a double and an RBI for the Marlins, who have lost a season-high seven straight on the road.

A.J. Ramos (0-2) walked Carlos Ruiz to lead off the ninth and Francoeur hit a 1-0 pitch into the seats in left field to give the Phillies just their second sweep of the season.

Hector Neris (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win.