Philadelphia Phillies Look to Sweep the Miami Marlins
- Updated: September 12, 2012
Philadelphia is tied with Milwaukee at four games off a wild card spot with 20 games to play, and has the best record in the NL since Aug. 23 at 14-4. The Phillies are 20-8 at home since late July and got three hits apiece from Chase Utley and Juan Pierre in Tuesday’s victory. Roy Halladay battled to get his 10th win of the season and yielded five runs on seven hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings.
Hoping to help put the Phillies over .500 later today is left-hander Cliff Lee. Lee is 2-0 in his last five starts and is coming off a no-decision versus Colorado on Friday, when he allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings of a 3-2 win. He is 4-7 in 25 starts with a 3.50 earned run average and lost his only appearance this season to the Marlins on June 29 in south Florida.
The Marlins will try to avoid the sweep and have dropped three of four and nine of 13 games, they could really use some recovery drinks.