By Mary Cunningham
The Phillies were glad to get back home after a disastrous road trip, especially when the other team has a worse record than the Phillies!
Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Freddy Galvis also connected to back Jerome Williams, and the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 Tuesday night.
Williams (1-1) allowed three runs — two earned — and eight hits, striking out six in six innings.
The slumping Marlins lost their fifth straight game, falling to 3-11. Manager Mike Redmond didn’t get an endorsement from owner Jeffrey Loria after meeting with him and general manager Dan Jennings before the game.
Miami starter Dan Haren (1-1) gave up four runs and four hits in six innings. Giancarlo Stanton hit a 453-foot homer for the Marlins.
Coming off a 1-6 road trip, the Phillies showed some rare pop at the plate. They’ve hit just eight home runs in 14 games.
Howard’s homer gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the sixth with a drive to straightaway center. Cody Asche hit a bloop single with two outs before Howard went deep for the first time this season.
Ben Revere hit a two-run triple in the seventh and scored on Chase Utley’s sacrifice fly. Galvis lined one out to right in the second inning for a 2-0 lead.
Stanton hit a long homer into Miami’s bullpen in the fourth.
Adeiny Hechavarria’s RBI single tied it at 2 in the fifth. After Haren bunted into a double play, J.T Realmuto scored the go-ahead run when Dee Gordon reached on Howard’s fielding error at first base.