Marlins need extras but push Phillies losing streak to five

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
July 1 2014, 11:00PM EDT.
@Philabaseball

Things continue to go bad for the Phillies.

Trailing by a pair of runs in the eighth inning, Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche hit back-to-back home runs to tie the contest, but Ed Lucas hit a game-winning flair single down the right field line in the 11th inning to lift the Marlins past the Phillies in Miami, 5-4.

A.J. Burnett needed 116 pitches to get through six innings, surrendering four runs on six hits and four walks. He notched 10 strikeouts.

Justin De Fratus, who had entered Tuesday night riding a 17 inning scoreless streak, opened the 11th with Jeff Baker reaching on a single and advancing to second on a Christian Yelich sacrifice bunt. Lucas followed, lifting a 2-2 slider to right enabling Baker to score easily from second.

Byrd, Asche and Domonic Brown each collected two hits in the losing effort.

The loss drops the Phillies to 11 games below .500.

The two clubs resume their series Wednesday with Cole Hamels scheduled to oppose Tom Koehler.

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