Phillies handle Marlins in opener

Phillies handle Marlins in opener

Ryan Howard was 2-for-5 with three runs batted in, as the Philadelphia Phillies got past the Florida Marlins 9-3 in the first game of their doubleheader on Tuesday.

Philadelphia cashed as +125 road underdogs, while the game played OVER the 8.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Jayson Werth drove in two runs for the Phillies, as Joe Blanton tossed seven scoreless innings to earn the win for Philadelphia.

Dan Uggla had two RBIs for Florida, while Josh Johnson allowed four runs over five innings to take the loss for the Marlins.