Offense erupts as Phils slam Marlins, 7-1

PBR - Freddy Galvis hit a two-run double to highlight a five-run third inning as the Phillies trumped the Marlins on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, 7-1.

Roy Halladay tossed seven innings, allowing five hits while striking out three. He pitched in and out of trouble, throwing 109 pitches - 69 for strikes.

Placido Polanco, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz and Shane Victorino all collected a pair of hits, while Hunter Pence chipped in with three hits in the win.

Josh Johnson failed to get out of the fourth inning, surrendering six runs on 11 hits.

Juan Pierre started the five-run rally with a single to right. He went on to steal second and scored on a ball that Polanco hit up the middle that deflected off Johnson's foot. Rollins, Pence and Victorino each followed with singles of their own before Galvis clubbed a 2-2 pitch down the line in right to drive in a pair.

The offensive output surpassed that of the first four games combined.

The two clubs wil finish the three-game series on Thursday when Joe Blanton opposes Mark Buehrle at 7:05.

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