Philadelphia (52-47) at Miami (49-50)

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  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Tue Jul 27, 2004
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The Philadelphia Phillies can’t seem to figure out the Florida Marlins.

The Marlins look to continue their domination of their NL East rivals as the teams resume their four-game series at Pro Player Stadium.

The Marlins beat the Phillies 11-3 on Monday for their 11th straight victory in Miami.

“I wish every team we played would wear their uniform,” said starter A.J. Burnett, who earned the win.

Miguel Cabrera homered, and Luis Castillo went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Marlins, who are 8-1 against the Phillies this season. Florida has won 20 of its last 23 games against Philadelphia.

“We’re way too good of a team to lose that many games to one other team,” said Kevin Millwood, who was charged with the loss.

The Marlins rebounded nicely from a 3-7 road trip and a three-game sweep at the hands of last-place Montreal last weekend.

“Mentally you’re going to be sharper when you’re playing a team that’s right in front of you in the division,” said Jeff Conine, who had a three-run double. “The Phillies have always been that challenge for us, and we’ve been able to come through against them so far.”

Jimmy Rollins homered, and Chase Utley and Mike Lieberthal each went 3-for-5 for the Phillies, who pounded out 12 hits but stranded 14 runners.

“At some point during last year I guess they decided they weren’t going to lose to us,” Rollins said.

The Phillies fell 1 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the division, while the Marlins remained 4 1/2 games back.

Tuesday’s game will feature a rematch of Thursday’s pitching matchup.

Carl Pavano allowed a season-high six earned runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings of Thursday’s 10-8 win over the Phillies. Despite the shaky outing, he snapped a two-decision losing streak and earned his seventh victory in nine decisions.

Wolf did not fare much better, allowing a season-high six earned runs and eight hits in a season low-matching four innings—his third defeat in five decisions this month.

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Starting Pitchers

R. Wolf LAA vs. C. Pavano Min
5-8 Record 18-8
4.28 ERA 3.00
89 K 139
36 BB 49
1.32 WHIP 1.17