MIAMI (AP) – With Cole Hamels on the mound, the reeling Philadelphia Phillies should at least believe they have a solid chance to end their latest skid.
The left-hander looks for another strong outing while trying to help the visiting Phillies avoid matching a season high with their sixth straight defeat Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins.
Philadelphia’s Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to tie the score Tuesday, but Ed Lucas delivered a run-scoring single in the 11th to help Miami (40-43) snap a four-game skid with a 5-4 victory.
While the Marlins hope they are back on track, the Phillies (36-47) have totaled 12 runs during their five-game losing streak. Philadelphia dropped six in a row May 31-June 5.
“It just seems like the games we’re close to, we just don’t win them,” starter A.J. Burnett said. “We’ve been in spots to…
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