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The One That Got Away

The Phillies and Marlins met again Thursday afternoon, with both teams looking to win the series.

David Buchanan started for the Phillies, and was able to recover from a rough first inning. The Phillies scored a first inning run on an RBI single by Chase Utley.

Buchanan allowed back to back singles to start the bottom of the inning, putting two men on with nobody out. Casey McGehee then hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 1-1. With a man on third and one out, Garrett Jones singled to make it 2-1 Miami.

It stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when Buchanan led off with a double. Ben Revere followed with a single to put two on with no outs. Two batters later, Utley doubled Buchanan home to tie the game 2-2. After a strikeout by Ryan Howard, Dom Brown singled both Revere and Utley home to give the Phils a 4-2 lead.

Buchanan would not get out of the sixth inning, but Antonio Bastardo came on and managed to get the final two outs with no runs scored.

The Phils saw their late inning lead slip away, however, when Jake Diekman took over in the seventh inning. He allowed the first two men to reach base, and then uncorked a wild pitch to put men on second and third with no outs.

Christian Yelich then roped a ball down the line at Cody Asche, who had it go right through his legs. One run scored to make it 4-3. Donovan Solano then singled home the tying run.  McGehee would follow that with a two run double, giving the Marlins a 6-4 lead.

Diekman allowed four runs on five hits in just a third of an inning.

The Phillies could muster no runs from there, losing the game and series to Miami.

The Phils play their final series of the season this weekend, as they welcome the Braves to Citizens Bank Park to finish the 2014 season.

Jerome Williams goes tomorrow night for the Phillies against Ervin Santana for Atlanta. First pitch 7:05.

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