MIAMI (AP) — Bryce Harper drove in two runs with a double, walked twice and stole home, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Saturday.
Alec Bohm had two hits and three RBIs, and Nick Castellanos added two singles and an RBI for the Phillies, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
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One night after going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, Philadelphia finished 7-12.
Phillies starter Ranger Suarez overcame a difficult season debut and pitched five innings on two-run ball. Suarez (1-0) allowed six hits, struck out four and walked three after he failed to complete three innings of a three-run, five-hit outing against the New York Mets on Monday.
Two-run doubles by Harper and Johan Camargo marked a six-run second that chased Miami starter Trevor Rogers. Bohm also had an RBI single and Matt Vierling doubled in the inning.
Rogers (0-2) allowed seven runs on four hits, struck out three and walked four in 1 2/3 innings. Rogers, Miami’s representative in the 2021 All-Star Game, lost his seventh straight decision and remains winless since June 10.
The Phillies had Rogers throw 40 pitches in the first inning for a quick 2-0 lead. Rogers allowed one-out walks to Rhys Hoskins and Harper and a single to Castellanos before Bohm’s sacrifice fly to center scored Hoskins.
Harper stole home after Castellanos got caught on a run while trying to steal second.
Miami free-agent acquisitions Jorge Soler and Avisaíl García hit their first home runs with their new club. Soler hit a two-run homer off Suarez in the fifth and Garcia hit a solo homer off reliever Bailey Falter in the eighth.
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP
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JT Realmuto went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts starting Saturday, an unusual spot for the Phillies catcher since joining the Phillies but not with his previous club. The former Marlin started 41 times during his five seasons in Miami.
HEAT AT THE BASEBALL PARK
Before attending to more pressing matters, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem was among the 13,412 in attendance. The Heat open their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday in Miami.
Phillies: IF Jean Segura (sore left hand) missed his third straight game.
Marlins: 1B Garrett Cooper was pulled after the third inning with a left elbow contusion.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
RHP Zack Wheeler (0-1, 1.93) will start the series finale for the Phillies on Sunday and the Marlins will answer with RHP Elieser Hernandez (0-1, 7.71).
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