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Marlins beaten by Utley's 2-run homer for Phillies in 14th inning, 5-3

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PHILADELPHIA - The Marlins' offence couldn't overcome a crucial, late-inning mistake.

After an error helped the Phillies tie the game in the eighth inning, Philadelphia's Chase Utley hit a two-run home run in the 14th, lifting the hosts to a 5-3 victory over Miami on Thursday night.

"I tried to get the ball up in the zone," reliever Chris Hatcher said. "It didn't go there and he got me."

Miami wasn't able to generate much offence in the late and extra innings, putting just one runner in scoring position in extras.

The Marlins did, however, produce offence early in the game.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna homered for Miami to help the Marlins lead 3-2 through 6 1/2 innings before Jeff Baker's fielding error at first base allowed Philadelphia to tie the game.

Baker booted Jimmy Rollins' grounder that should have ended the inning. Baker's error allowed Domonic Brown to score from third.

Brown singled pinch-hitting for Cole Hamels to start the inning. He wasn't in the starting lineup for a defensive gaffe, his second in three nights, in Wednesday's 3-2 Marlins win when he misplayed Ozuna's fly ball in left field.

"It was a routine play, I just messed it up," Baker said. "I knocked it down and I should've just picked it right up and throw to first. The pitchers all pitched well enough for us to win. I take pride in preparing myself to make all of the right plays. Tonight, I just lost the game."

Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler was in line for the victory before Baker's miscue after giving up two runs on seven hits in six innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

"It was unfortunate that we weren't able to hold that lead," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "We had a lot of great efforts pitching-wise and guys were battling to the end. It was just that we couldn't get that big hit and they got it."

The Marlins managed just two hits from the ninth inning on, however.

After the Phillies squandered chances to score in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings, Rollins led off the 14th with an infield single. Utley followed by driving an 0-2 pitch from Hatcher (0-1) deep into the seats in right field.

Utley was mobbed at home plate by his smiling teammates and met with a pie in the face while giving a TV interview afterward. The game lasted 4 hours, 41 minutes and the teams combined to use 13 pitchers.

Justin De Fratus (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings as part of an impressive display by the Philadelphia bullpen. De Fratus, Mario Hollands, Ken Giles, Antonio Bastardo, Jonathan Papelbon and Jake Diekman combined to pitch seven scoreless innings of three-hit relief after Phillies starter Hamels left.

Hamels gave up three runs on the solo homers and left after allowing seven hits, striking out seven and walking none in seven innings. It was the 10th straight start Hamels pitched seven innings or more; he is 2-2 in those outings due to a lack of run support. The left-hander entered with an MLB-best 1.66 ERA over his last nine outings, but the Phillies have scored three runs or less in 10 of his 13 starts this season.

Overall, Hamels is 2-4.

Saltalamacchia's homer to left field leading off the third staked Miami to a 1-0 lead. Stanton went deep to start the fourth before Philadelphia got a run back in the bottom of the inning on Carlos Ruiz's sacrifice fly. The Phillies tied it in the fifth on Utley's RBI single.

But the leadoff homer hurt Hamels again in the seventh when Ozuna started the inning by clearing the fence in left to make it 3-2.

"It's a situation where when you get behind in the count, especially to all three of those hitters, they're very good and definitely have power," Hamels said. "When you make mistakes, they're going to hit it a long way."

NOTES: The teams split the four-game set, and the Marlins remained winless in four-game series in Philadelphia. The Phillies have won eight of the series and the teams have split five. . Miami's Casey McGehee extended his road hitting streak to 17 games with a fourth-inning single. . A fan wearing a Phillies jersey and hat in the first row of the upper deck made an impressive one-handed catch of Ryan Howard's foul ball in the sixth inning. . The Phillies open a four-game series against Atlanta on Friday night when RHP Kyle Kendrick (3-7, 4.20) opposes Braves RHP Julio Teheran (6-5, 2.41).

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