PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Stubbs hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, sending the Philadelphia Phillies to a dramatic 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
Alec Bohm sparked the winning rally with a one-out single against Tanner Scott (2-2). Pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto walked before Yairo Muñoz struck out swinging for the second out.
That brought Stubbs to the plate, and he drove a 2-2 slider deep to right for his third homer. He admired the drive for a few seconds before yelling toward the Phillies’ dugout and throwing his bat down in celebration.
It was his first career game-ending homer.
“I couldn’t tell you how I felt (at that moment),” Stubbs said. “There was a lot of excitement and a lot of adrenaline. By the time I got home, everyone was crowding me. I thought I would throw up afterward. The adrenaline was awesome.”
Philadelphia improved to 10-2 since interim manager Rob Thomson replaced the fired Joe Girardi.
“It feels good to win a series against anybody and that’s our fourth in a row,” Thomson said “To win a series against a team in the division is huge.”
Kyle Gibson pitched eight-plus innings for Philadelphia before Connor Brogdon (2-0) got three outs for the win.
“They are all big,” Gibson said. “You try to not make too much of a win or too much of a loss. But that one was really big.”
Miguel Rojas homered for Miami, and Daniel Castano pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Rojas and Jon Berti each had two hits.
“Obviously, that one is disappointing with the way that we thrown the ball today to get to that point,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s disappointing. I’ve had enough of those for the year.”
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