Brandon Marsh and Bryson Stott blasted two-run homers, with Alec Bohm adding a solo shot to power the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night. 
Ranger Su├írez, with an impressive performance of eight strikeouts over six shutout innings, guided the Phillies to a strong start in their 10-game homestand, featuring matchups against the Pirates, Colorado Rockies, and Chicago White Sox. 
Bohm, who hadn't hit any homers this season after a 20-homer performance last year, launched his first against Pirates' starter Jared Jones, giving the Phillies an early 1-0 lead. This homer marked the Phillies' first extra-base hit in 91 consecutive plate appearances. 
Marsh's two-run homer in the seventh, following a review that overturned a double call, spelled the end for Pirates starter Jared Jones. 
Stott joined the homer parade with his own two-run shot later in the inning off reliever Colin Holderman, extending the Phillies' lead to 5-0. 
Yunior Marte capped off the night by striking out the side in a scoreless seventh inning, securing the win for the Phillies. 
The two clubs resume their four-game set on Friday night as lefty Cristopher Sanchez will oppose former Phillies Bailey Falter.

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