By Sam Bush
Rookie right-hander Jordan Yamamoto, Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson lifted the Marlins to a 6-4 win over the Phillies, who have lost seven in a row.
JT Riddle homered, doubled and drove in two for Miami, which swept the Phils at CBP for the first time since August 2009. The Marlins outhit the Phillies 16-4.
Miami has won 7 of 11 to improve to 31-46 after opening the season by losing 15 of 19.
Jean Segura had two RBI for the Phillies, who have dropped 16 of 22 to fall 6 1/2 games behind the Braves in the NL East. The Phillies led Atlanta by 3 1/2 on May 29.
Boos poured down often during the game and were robust when Roman Quinn popped out foul to the catcher for the final out.
“We have the right personnel in the room,” Kapler said. “We win as a team, we lose as a team, we don’t single anybody out. It’s not how baseball is played. … We don’t quit on anyone — ever.”
Philly has been outscored 43-15 and outhit 70-45 during the skid. The Phillies were swept for the second straight series and third this season. They are 1-8 against the NL East in the last 10 days and will host the division-rival Mets for a four-game set beginning tonight.
“We’re much better than we’ve played,” outfielder Jay Bruce said. “We’re a good team, a very good team. This is going to turn.”
The 23-year-old Yamamoto pitched two-hit ball over five innings, allowing two runs and four walks on 99 pitches. He struck out seven and kept his ERA at 0.95.
Nick Anderson gave up a run in the ninth but recorded his first career save.
Cooper extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a first-inning RBI single off Enyel De Los Santos (0-1) that gave Miami a 1-0 lead. Yamamoto walked the first three batters in the bottom of the frame but escaped with just a 2-1 deficit after Segura’s two-run single to left.
“Getting out of that inning with two (runs) was huge,” Mattingly said.
Riddle put Miami in front for good in the second with a two-run shot to right. It was the third homer in four games for Riddle, who has five on the season.
“That definitely was a great turning point,” Yamamoto said. “It really helped me as a pitcher.”
The Marlins went up 4-2 in the third on a double-play groundout before back-to-back two-out drives in the fifth by Cooper and Anderson off Edgar Garcia put Miami ahead 6-2. Cooper has seven homers and Anderson has 10 this season.
De Los Santos, making his first start this season and third in his career, gave up four runs and seven hits in four innings.