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MIAMI - It took extra innings to get it done against the 1-9 Marlins, but the Philadelphia Phillies yet took another game at Marlins Park, 3-1 in 10 innings Friday night.

With Ben Revere on first and in motion with the count full and two outs, Chase Utley crushed a Jon Rauch off-speed pitch down the right-field line for a triple that scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th.

Utley, who was 0 for 4 heading into his extra-innings at bat, foreshadowed that he was on top of Rauch's pitches when he clobbered a 3-1 delivery to the right of the foul pole in right.

After an intentional walk to Ryan Howard, Philadelphia added an insurance run as Michael Young hit a slow groundball up the middle that Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made a stab at, but when he tossed the ball to second from his back, second baseman Donovan Solano missed the bag. Instead of an inning-ending putout, the misstep allowed Utley to score.

Phillies' closer Jonathon Papelbon pitched a perfect bottom of the inning, getting Austin Kearns, Rob Brantly and Hechavarria to fly out in succession.

Philadelphia began a stretch of 17 consecutive days without a day off with a win in Marlins Park, the team's eighth in its last 10 games against Miami.

After a 2-5 start, the Phillies are back at .500 with their third consecutive win.

Howard went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a walk, and Dominic Brown went 2 for 5 with a double of his own.

The Marlins missed a big opportunity to take the lead when reliever Mike Adams ran into some trouble in the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and third and one out, but he then induced a Donovan Solano to roll a 4-6-3 double play to get out of the jam with Placido Polanco waiting in the on-deck circle.

Ricky Nolasco and John Lannan, the two starting pitchers Friday, had nearly identical stat lines. Both tossed six innings of one-run ball with the lone earned run coming in the sixth.

Nolasco gave up seven hits and walked a batter in his outing while Lannan was much more economical, allowing just five batters to reach -- three hits and a walk. Both starters walked away with no-decisions.

The Phillies struck first in the top of the sixth when left-handed hitting Dominic Brown hit a rope opposite field down the left-field line for a double that scored Ryan Howard, who got on with one out off a double of his own to right-center.

Polanco, who played with Philadelphia for parts of seven seasons, including each of the last three, responded for the Marlins in the bottom of the frame, delivering the game-tying single to left.

Miguel Olivo, pinch-hitting for Nolasco, made a loud first out to deep center lead-off man Juan Pierre was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a hard-hit groundout to short by Donovan Solano that Jimmy Rollins bobbled to set the stage for Polanco. He was hitting in the No. 3 hole after the struggling Giancarlo Stanton was scratched approximately 40 minutes before the first pitch with soreness in his left shoulder.

The two bullpens were sensational after Nolasco and Lannan made their exits. The Marlins' A.J. Ramos, Mike Dunn and Steve Cishek pitched perfect frames in the Phillies half of the seventh, eighth and ninth, and Antonio Bastardo did the same for Philadelphia, striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh against Miami.

Adams wasn't nearly perfect in the eighth, but came out of it unscathed when he stranded runners on the corners with a double play.

In the fifth inning, Philadelphia could not plate catcher Eric Kratz from third with one out. After he singled to lead off the inning, was sacrificed to second and advanced to third on a Nolasco throwing error on a Ben Revere bunt, Revere was caught trying to steal second and Jimmy Rollins grounded out to second to kill the inning.

Philadelphia also had a chance in the fourth when Ryan Howard hit a one-out, ground-rule double to right-center, but Michael Young then flew out to right. Although Dominic Brown extended the frame with an infield hit off Nolasco, Laynce Nix grounded out to second to end the threat.

While both starters dueled early, neither could get the other out at the plate. Lannan belted a double to left-center off Nolasco with one out in the top of the third, but was ultimately stranded on second. Nolasco then returned the favor with a soft base hit in the bottom half of the inning. He was subsequently called out at second on a fielder's choice off the bat of Pierre and Miami failed to score.

NOTES: Stanton was scratched from the Marlins' lineup about 40 minutes prior to first pitch with a sore left shoulder. Third baseman Placido Polanco, previously situated in the clean-up spot, moved up to third in the Marlins' lineup with CF Justin Ruggiano moving to fourth. Austin Kearns replaced Stanton in right an hit sixth. ... Marlins 1B Logan Morrison (right knee) has begun running as he recovers from knee surgery he underwent last September. He was previously restricted to anti-gravity treadmill running as recovery from a torn patella tendon went slower than anticipated for him. He's on the 60-day disabled list till at least late May. ... Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw a bullpen session of 15 pitches, his first since being placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Marlins plan on allowing him to start throwing changeups in his next bullpen session as he continues to regain arm strength. Manager Mike Redmond was noncommittal on a timetable for a return, but previous reports indicate the Marlins are hopeful Alvarez can rejoin the starting rotation sometime in early May. ... Phillies 3B Michael Young seems to be adjusting well to playing in the National League. In Philadelphia's last two games coming in, both wins against the Mets, he was 5 for 7 and is 9 for his last 15 overall. He leads the Phillies in batting average (.375) and OPS (1.053) entering action Friday. ... Marlins1B Joe Mahoney (oblique), as scheduled, began his rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Friday. The Marlins have not set a timetable on how long his rehab stint will be and will base the timing of his return to the big leagues on his performance. With Logan Morrison (knee) and Casey Kotchman (hamstring) both sidelined for the Marlins, Mahoney figures to earn playing time at first upon his return. The Marlins are currently using active career pinch-hit leader Greg Dobbs at the position with Chris Valaika as his backup. ... Placido Polanco, who has spent parts of seven seasons with the Phillies, including the last three, and is now with the division rival Marlins, joked with reporters pre-game when asked about facing former teammates, saying, "I hope they all strike out today three times."
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