Brinson slugs late 2-run HR, Marlins rally past Phillies 3-2

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MIAMI (AP) — Lewis Brinson hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night.

Brinson’s opposite-field shot off reliever Archie Bradley (7-3) ricocheted off the inside of the foul pole in right field for his eighth homer, punctuating a three-run inning.

Bryan De La Cruz hit a leadoff double and scored on Miguel Rojas’ RBI single. Bradley struck out Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesús Aguilar before Brinson ended an 0-for-9 funk with the homer.

Anthony Bass (2-7) struck out the side in a scoreless eighth, and Dylan Floro followed with a scoreless ninth after a leadoff walk, picking up his eighth save.

The Phillies, who began Saturday two games behind NL East-leading Atlanta, dropped their second straight after a six-game winning streak.

Andrew McCutchen hit a leadoff homer and pitcher Ranger Suárez added an RBI double in the fourth inning, giving Philadelphia the lead. McCutchen’s shot off Trevor Rogers landed over the wall in left-center. Suárez’s opposite field line drive to left scored Didi Gregorius, who walked and advanced to second on an errant pickoff throw by Rogers.

Suárez lowered his ERA to 1.38 in five scoreless innings since becoming a starter Aug. 2. The left-handed former closer struck out seven and walked two.

Rogers made his first start since July 31 after a stint on the restricted list. The left-hander allowed two runs and six hits, struck out three and walked two in 4 1/3 innings and 83 pitches. Miami’s NL All-Star representative, Rogers remains winless since June 10.

TRAINER’S R0OM

Phillies: 3B Alec Bohm has experienced a sore wrist during the past week while at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bohm was optioned to the minor league club Aug. 22.

UP NEXT

The Phillies have not announced a starter for the series finale Sunday. RHP Elieser Hernández (1-1, 3.62) will start for the Marlins.

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