July 17, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; The Philadelphia Phillies beat 18-year-old Didi Gregorius to a single in the fourth round against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Required credit: Bill Streicher-USA Sports TODAY
Two-time homer JT Realmuto in the 10th inning on Sunday lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in a game that was halted Saturday night due to rain.
Jose Alvarado (6-0) beat the Marlins to be in the top 10 to start playing on Sunday. With Travis Jankowski in third base and one start, Realmuto hit his ninth game of the season to knock out Yimi Garcia (3-7).
Philadelphia had a chance to win the game 2-0 in the ninth game on Saturday night before Miami’s Jesus Aguilar hit a 390m-long left-hand shot to make it up. Ranger Suarez allowed the homer.
It was the Phillies’ 23rd save of the season – two short of the franchise’s record.
Philadelphia’s Vince Velasquez launched five unsuccessful innings, allowing only one hit and two walks. He left after a 25-minute downpour at the end of the fifth inning.
However, in 18 rounds against the Marlins this year, Velasquez only let six hits and didn’t run. His ERA this year compared to the rest of the majors is 6.55.
Marlins rookie Zach Thompson allowed two hits, two walks, and two runs – neither of which were performed – in four innings.
Philadelphia scored those unspecified runs in a rally of the first inning that began as lead Jean Segura walked across four courts. Segura advanced to third thanks to a one-touch save calculated for Marlins on a tackle on Miguel Rojas. Segura scored on Andrew McCutchen’s sacrificial flight, and Bryce Harper – who fouled Rojas – ran home with a Rhys Hoskins brace.
Phillies threatened in fourth as Hoskins walked and third on Didi Gregorius’ single. However, Ronald Torreyes made a double play that ended the main period.
In the fifth season, the Phillies’ Travis Jankowski won the singles and finished third with a singles out, but he got stuck when Segura hit out, and Realmuto relied on painkillers for John Curtiss.
Harper doubled and then stole third with one of six before getting stuck.
Miami, which had not reached third base up to that point, finally broke out at the top of ninth when Marte hit singles, and Aguilar followed with his homer with a 0-1 change in low in the region.
The Marlins forced extra time thanks to a superb pairing late in the ninth, one against Rojas and the other on the right of diving right-back Monte Harrison.
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