Phillies 12, Marlins 9
Game 27 - Saturday Night, April 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 15-12, 1st place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Leading by a score of 10-1 in the fifth, the Phillies held off the Marlins' comeback efforts in this 12-9 win.
What It Means: Not related to the game, but this was the first game in Citizens Bank Park history where Dan Baker did not serve as the public address announcer. Reports are that Baker was feeling under the weather. Phillies P.R. guy Scott Palmer took his place on an interim basis.
What Happened: Nick Williams (1) and Andrew McCutchen (5) both homered during the scoring barrage while Bryce Harper and Sean Rodriguez each contributed two-run doubles. Maikel Franco added a two-run single in the fifth and he and Hoskins are now tied for the team lead in that category with 22. Jake Arrieta didn't fare so well, exiting after getting into trouble in the sixth. After Jose Alvarez allowed all three of his inherited runners to score, Arrieta's final line was five innings pitched and five runs allowed on nine hits.
Featured Card: Making his second straight start in left field, Williams hit his first home run of the year. His 2 for 4 night raised his season average to .200.
Transactions: Jean Segura was activated from the Injured List and Dylan Cozens was sent back down to Lehigh Valley. Segura would exit this game in the second after getting hit in the head by Marlins starter Trevor Richards.