Marlins Shutout Phillies For 2nd Straight Win

Wednesday's win was the 41st of the year for the Marlins as they continued to stay in the playoff hunt

By Larry Walansky
|  Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014  |  Updated 10:47 PM EDT
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Marlins Shutout Phillies For 2nd Straight Win

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Tom Koehler won his sixth game of the year on Wednesday

The Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies for a second straight day with their 5-0 win on Wednesday.

Tom Koehler likely made his final start before becoming a father and did so with six strong innings. Koehler struck out seven, walked one and allowed three hits in his scoreless effort. It was the sixth win of the year for the right-hander who has a 3.48 E.R.A on the season.

With Koehler's wife set to give birth any day now, his next start could be in question. The Marlins placed Koehler on the paternity list following the game so he could be back in time for his next start depending on when his baby daughter is born.

Mike Dunn worked a 1-2-3 seventh inning after Koehler was lifted in favor of a pinch-hitter. Kevin Gregg rebounded nicely after a tough game a day earlier with a scoreless eighth inning.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run home run in the eighth to pad the lead for Miami. It was the eighth blast of the year for the catcher.

Two more runs for Miami came courtesy of the reserves as Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano each brought home a run. For Lucas, it was his seventh run batted in this year while Solano added his ninth RBI.

The other run for Miami was brought home by Casey McGehee who continues to pace third basemen in the National League with his 49 RBI. McGehee also picked up his 100th hit of the year in the game.

The Marlins will try to complete the sweep on Thursday when Brad Hand makes the start. Hand is being activated from the disabled list after making several minor-league rehab starts with New Orleans.

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