By SAMUEL BOTWINICK  |  Staff Writer

The Phillies were able to stave off a late Marlins' comeback attempt and defeat them 2-1 on Sunday at Marlins Park.

Roy Halladay picked up his 200th win, making him the first to do so since former Phillie Hall of Famer, Steve Carlton, who did it in 1978.

Coming fresh off the bench in the top of the ninth, Lance Nix helped make a winner out of Halladay with a bomb to right off Marlins' righty, Jon Rauch, to push the Phillies ahead of the Marlins 2-1. 

Halladay did everything in his power to reach this tremendous milestone by surrendering only one run in eight innings, while allowing five hits, and striking out two.  

The Phillies finally scored in the sixth inning after many previously failed opportunities.  Ryan Howard doubled to left, and scored on Michael Young's RBI single.

The Marlins countered in the bottom of the seventh, when Justin Ruggiano scored from second on Chris Valaika's RBI single to left, to tie the game at 1.   

The Phillies had their opportunities to score runs on Marlins' right-hander, Kevin Slowey, but failed to do so, and instead left runners in scoring position in the first, third, fifth, sixth, and eighth innings.  Four times, they had a man on third, but simply failed to to drive him in. 

Slowey pitched decently over 5 1/3 innings, surrendering one run, while allowing nine hits, walking two, and striking out four.

Jonathan Papelbon notched his third save of the season in the ninth, the 260th of his career, to secure the win for the Phillies.

-  Samuel Botwinick is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Baseball ReviewContact him at or @avdbkr20samuel on twitter. 

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