MIAMI(AP) A downpour led to an early exit for
on a long night for the
. Yet they keep winning, rain or shine.
hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Phillies extended their winning streak to seven games by beating
6-5 on Friday.
The Phils were up 4-1 when Hamels left after a rain delay of one hour, 18 minutes midway through the sixth inning.
''The rain killed anything he had going,'' teammate
said. ''The momentum switched, and they were able to get back in the game. Pretty soon you look up and it's the 12th inning
and time to make a move.''
With the score 4-all,
led off the 12th with a single against
(5-4), took second on a sacrifice and came home on Utley's single. Utley advanced on a groundout, and following an intentional
walk, Werth singled home another run.
, pitching for the first time in a week, struggled to earn his 19th save in 25 chances. He walked two and gave up a run on
a wild pitch before
grounded into the final out with a runner at third at 12:34 a.m.
Asked to describe the game, Phils manager
said: ''Crazy. We stayed that long, and we won. That was something.''
allowed the first two batters to reach in the bottom of the ninth, then retired the next three to preserve a tie. Florida
stranded 13 runners, including seven in innings seven through nine.
''It was a weird game,'' Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ''We just couldn't get that big knock when we needed to.''
(5-2), activated from the disabled list before the game, allowed one hit in the 11th and got the win.
The Phillies, who have won 11 of their past 12 games, increased their lead in the NL East to six games over Florida and Atlanta.
The Phils have won seven games in a row in Miami, including five this season.
''We're playing good,'' Werth said. ''We should continue to play good baseball and turn it on here down the stretch. I don't
think you've seen the best baseball we've played yet.''
Philadelphia improved to 28-15 on the road, best in the majors.
Utley also hit a two-run shot in the first inning for his 21st homer. Werth and
had RBI hits in the fourth.
Hamels allowed four hits and threw 52 of his 68 pitches for strikes but remained winless in five career starts in Miami.
''It would have been nice to get through six or seven innings,'' Hamels said. ''Our bullpen has been great all year. Unfortunately
it didn't happen tonight.''
The Marlins tied it with two runs in the eighth.
led off with a single, advanced on a groundout and came home on
's two-out single.
walked against J.C. Romero, and Durbin gave up an RBI single to pinch-hitter
Durbin struck out
with the bases loaded to end the inning.
Rollins doubled to start the game and scored on Utley's homer against
Nolasco pitched six innings and gave up seven hits, including four in a row in the fourth inning.
singled, Werth hit an RBI single and Feliz doubled home a run for a 4-1 lead.
Coghlan hit the Marlins' first leadoff first-inning homer of the season. Pinch-hitter
singled home a run in the seventh, and Paulino hit a two-out RBI single - his third hit - in the eighth.
''We battled tonight,'' Helms said. ''We fought until the end, and that's all you can ask for.''
NOTES: The Phillies designated RHP
for assignment to make room for Condrey (left oblique strain) . ... Newly acquired Philadelphia RHP
will throw a bullpen session Saturday in Miami, then report to Class A Clearwater. ... The Phillies' combined one-hitter Thursday
was their first since Sept. 26, 1986, against Montreal. ... Uggla, who is 3 for 23 against Hamels, was held out of the starting
lineup. ... The gametime temperature was 90 degrees.