Marlins Shut Phillies Out in Series Opener

The Marlins are back at .500 after their series opening win in Philadelphia on Monday

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    Nathan Eovaldi picked up his 5th win of the season on Monday

    The Miami Marlins started a four-game series with a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

    Nathan Eovaldi picked up his fifth win of the season with 6.1 scoreless innings. The right-hander struck out a pair while surrendering six hits along the way.

    Eovaldi struggled with command in the early innings but settled in nicely after that. When he exited, it was after 97 pitches with 63 coming as strikes.

    Mike Dunn and A.J. Ramos each retired the only batter they opposed to finish off the seventh inning and preserve the two-run lead.

    Kevin Gregg worked the eighth inning and got himself in trouble by walking the lead-off hitter. Ed Lucas however bailed the reliever out with a slick start to an inning-ending double play. Lucas ranged to his left to take away a hit and managed to turn it into a twin killing at the same time after tossing it Derek Dietrich at second.

    Two of Miami's runs came home on a Casey McGehee two-run double in the first inning. McGehee would add another double later and now has 19 on the year to go along with 46 runs batted in.

    Giancarlo Stanton reached base three times and also stole his seventh base of the season. Stanton singled, walked and was hit by a pitch.

    In the ninth, the Marlins added two more runs on RBI hits from Reed Johnson and Lucas.

    The Marlins will look to make it two wins in a row on Tuesday when Andrew Heaney makes his second big league start.