Sep 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third basemanMaikel Franco
(7) slides safely into home ahead of tag by Miami Marlins third base coachBrett Butler
(2) during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Following the Philadelphia Phillies exciting 3-1 walk-off win against the Miami Marlins Friday night, Kyle Kendrick took the mound in hopes of a turnaround outing. And that’s just what he got.
Kendrick, who has a 4.72 ERA on the year, allowed just one run versus the Marlins Monday night. The right-hander pitched 6.1 innings, gave up seven hits, and struck out six. Jonathan Papelbon came in for his 104th save with the Phillies, which is second all-time in Phillies history.
The Phillies’ offense finished with just four hits on the night, but it was enough to come away with the victory. Maikel Franco got things going in the bottom of the first after an RBI single to right that scored Ben Revere, which was Franco’s fourth RBI of the season with the Phillies. For the first time this year, Franco played first base tonight. Marlon Byrd hit a double to right center that scored Franco, also in the first. Philadelphia’s only two runs came in the first inning.
The Phillies go for the series sweep tomorrow afternoon with David Buchanan on the mound.