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Marlins swim past Phillies

The Florida Marlins opened their last series of the season with a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia won the game as -175 favorites, while the nine runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (9).

Jorge Cantu led the Marlins with three runs batted in. Rick VandenHurk pitched six innings for the win, allowing five hits and two runs.

Ryan Howard finished 3-for-4 at the plate, including a two-run homer for the Phillies. Joe Blanton allowed nine hits and five runs over six innings in the loss.