The Phillies' bid to pull off a sweep during their final home stand of the season fell short in extra innings Wednesday night.
The Phils (71-81) lost to the Miami Marlins, 4-3, in 10 innings. Marlins third baseman Ed Lucas' leadoff home run to start the 10th inning was the decisive blow.
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The Phillies scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning off Marlins starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi. Chase Utley knocked in two runs on a single to right one pitch after Roger Bernadina had scored on a passed ball.
Utley is now batting .279 with 68 RBIs this season.
Zach Miner pitched just three innings in a spot start for Kyle Kendrick, who was scratched with a balky right shoulder. An MRI on Kendrick revealed nothing but tendinitis.
Brad Hand, who pitched the ninth inning for the Marlins (56-96), was credited for the win.
The Phillies will get another shot at a home sweep when they welcome the New York Mets for a three-game set beginning tomorrow night.