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Phillies sink Marlins on Rhys Hoskins’ walk-off double

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Jun 13, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) hits a single during the third innin against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Rhys Hoskins hit a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the host Philadelphia Phillies a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday.

With one out in the ninth, Matt Vierling singled off Anthony Bass (1-3). He stole second with two outs, then came home on Hoskins’ line-drive double to center.

Philadelphia’s Kyle Schwarber and Hoskins had two hits each, and Bryce Harper added an RBI double. Didi Gregorius also contributed an RBI single for the Phillies, who won for the 10th time in their past 11 games.

Interim manager Rob Thomson improved to 9-1.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed six hits and two runs in seven solid innings. Nola struck out six, walked none and threw 107 pitches, 75 for strikes.

Seranthony Dominguez (4-1) tossed a perfect top of the ninth to earn the win.

Miguel Rojas led the Marlins with two doubles and two RBIs while Jon Berti added two hits and two runs.

Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara fired 7 2/3 strong innings, giving up six hits and two runs to go along with five strikeouts and three walks. Alcantara threw 113 pitches, 72 for strikes.

The Phillies went ahead 1-0 in the third inning when Harper ripped an RBI double to center field. The run snapped Alcantara’s scoreless innings streak at 20.

Nola retired the first 10 batters he faced before Garrett Cooper reached safely on an infield swinging bunt with one out in the fourth.

The Marlins tied the game at 1 in the fifth when Berti hit a leadoff double and Rojas followed with an RBI double to left.

Schwarber doubled to open the bottom of the fifth but was stranded as Alcantara retired the next three hitters in order.

In the seventh, Berti singled with one out, stole second and scored on another RBI double by Rojas for a 2-1 advantage.

Hoskins led off the bottom of the eighth with a walk. Harper followed with a walk to put runners at first and second. J.T. Realmuto then grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Alcantara was lifted for Steven Okert, who allowed an RBI single by Gregorius to tie the game at 2. Pinch hitter Nick Castellanos also singled, but Bryson Stott struck out to end the inning.

–Field Level Media