MIAMI - The Philadelphia Phillies scored a pair of runs early and held on to defeat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
Philadelphia, which used seven pitchers in a loss to the Marlins on Monday, needed five pitchers on Tuesday, including reliever Michael Stutes (3-1), who got the win.
Jonathan Papelbon was the last of those hurlers, and he got his 29th save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He got Justin Ruggiano and Logan Morrison to ground out before giving up a single to Adeiny Hechavarria.
Papelbon ended the game by retiring pinch-hitter Placido Polanco on a fly out to right field.
Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez (4-6) recovered from a poor start in which he lost control of the strike zone. But after the first inning, he allowed no walks and no runs. His total line: seven innings, two runs, five hits and three walks. He struck out five.
It was a rare road win for the Phillies, who entered with a 5-20 record in their past 25 games away from Philadelphia.
The Phillies parlayed a one-out double by Jimmy Rollins and three straight walks into a two-run first inning. The RBIs went to Darin Ruf (walk) and Kevin Frandsen (groundout) as Alvarez was forced to throw 26 pitches.
Giancarlo Stanton led off the Marlins' second inning with a single and scored on Ruggiano's double to left center. However, Ruggiano made a base-running mistake when he was thrown out at third trying to stretch his hit into a triple. Had he stayed at second, he could have scored with two groundouts.
The Phillies lifted starter Zach Miner after four innings and 76 pitches. Miner, who led 2-1 at the time, allowed four hits and two walks.
NOTES: LHP Cole Hamels will go for career win No. 100 when he faces Marlins LHP Brad Hand in the series finale on Wednesday. It will be the final start of Hamels' season and his last chance to get to nine wins, which would tie his career low set in his rookie year of 2006. ... Rumors are swirling that Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and team president David Samson will be fired by owner Jeffrey Luria after the season. ... Hamels and Cliff Lee appear to be the only locks to return to the Phillies' rotation in 2014. Roy Halladay, who lasted just one-third of an inning on Monday and has had a brutal season with a 6.82 ERA, will become a free agent after the season. Halladay told The Philadelphia Inquirer that a genetic diet-related illness contributed to his short start on Monday. ... Marlins CF Marcell Ozuna and RHP Kevin Slowey have resumed baseball activities as they prepare for 2014. ... The Phillies rested C Carlos Ruiz and gave rookie Cameron Rupp his second career start.