Stanton, Yelich homer as Marlins beat Phillies

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MIAMI — picked an appropriate time to connect on the longest home run tracked by Statcastâ„¢ this season. The three-time All-Star blistered a two-run homer in the eighth inning on Friday night that launched the Marlins to a 6-4 win over the Phillies at Marlins Park.

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The blast was projected to travel 475 feet with an exit velocity of 113 mph. baseball jerseys for men It ran Miami’s win streak to four, as the club has won 11 of 12.
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The Marlins struck quickly off , scoring twice in each of the first two innings. tagged him for a two-run homer in the first, and and Martin Prado each had two-out RBI singles, putting Miami ahead 4-0. Prado’s single plates Johnson [email protected]: Prado’s single to right brings home JohnsonMartin Prado knocks a base hit to right field plating and putting the Marlins up, 4-0

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But the Phillies stormed back against , who allowed the leadoff batter to reach in each of his five innings. Philadelphia hammered out 11 hits off Chen, tying it at 4 on Maikel Franco’s opposite-field homer to open the fifth.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Stanton, Yelich provide pop: Stanton’s two-run homer in the eighth inning proved to be the difference. It was also the longest home run of the season for any player, as tracked by Statcastâ„¢. The drive was projected at 474.57 (rounds up to 475) feet with an exit velocity of 112.75 mph off Hector Neris, who threw an 87 mph splitter. Stanton’s previous long drive this year was 462.3 last Saturday in Milwaukee. In the first inning, Yelich also showed some power. His two-run shot off Velasquez was projected at 451 feet, the longest blast Yelich has hit as tracked by Statcastâ„¢. His previous high was 437 feet on Tuesday against Tyler Clippard of the D-backs. Pittsburgh’s Jordy Mercer had the previous long homer of 466.1 feet on April 22. Yelich’s shot to upper deck [email protected]: Yelich launches a home run to right-centerChristian Yelich sends a booming two-run home run into the seats in the upper deck of right-center field and puts the Marlins ahead, 2-0

Pitcher hits eighth: Batting in the No. 8 spot, Velasquez beat out an infield single with two outs in the fourth inning. It allowed Peter Bourjos to bat with runners at first and second. Bourjos promptly lined a double down the left-field line, scoring both Freddy Galvis, who had opened the frame with a single, and Velasquez to cut the Marlins’ lead to 4-3. Bourjos’ two-run double [email protected]: Bourjos’ double to left cuts into deficitPeter Bourjos hits a ground ball to left field which brings Freddy Galvis and Vince Velasquez to home plate and cuts the Phillies’ deficit

Chen off night: After being staked to a four-run lead, Chen was unable to preserve the lead on what was his roughest start of the season. The lefty was tagged for four runs on 11 hits in five innings. For just the second time in 123 career starts, Chen didn’t record a strikeout. His only other no-strikeout game was on Aug. 26, 2014, when he went 4 2/3 innings for the Orioles against the Rays. The 11 hits matched the second most Chen has allowed, done three times. Franco’s RBI double [email protected]: Franco doubles to put Phillies on boardMaikel Franco sends a double down the first-base line and Peter Bourjos comes home to score

With the glove and the bat: In the sixth, third baseman Franco went to his right to backhand a line drive off the bat of Chris Johnson Jerseys, turning it into an inning-ending double play with a quick throw to second. It was just an inning earlier that Franco hit the first pitch for a home run to tie the game at 4. Franco sparks double play in 6th [email protected]: Franco starts double play for PhilliesMaikel Franco picks up a Chris Johnson Jerseys grounder at third and turns a 5-4-3 double play to retire the Marlins side in the 6th inning

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS Marlins first baseman Justin Bour didn’t have much to show for it, but it was an encouraging sign for Miami that he was able to pinch-hit with one out in the seventh. Bour struck out, but he was back in action for the first time since dislocating his left pinkie on Tuesday.

WHAT’S NEXT Phillies: gets the start for the Phillies at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday. Hellickson looks to rebound from his last outing, when he gave up six runs on seven hits, including three homers, over 5 1/3 innings in St. Louis.

Marlins: makes his sixth start at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, coming off a rough outing at Milwaukee. His record is 2-3 with a 7.25 ERA. Lifetime against the Phillies, Koehler is 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.Glenn Sattell is a contributor for MLB.com covering the Phillies on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Share This Email Print + Hide Comments

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