Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 4/6)

Game 1: Friday, April 5
Florida 2Final
Philadelphia 6
Game 2: Saturday, April 6
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Philadelphia 3
Game 3: Sunday, April 7
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in 11
Philadelphia 3

Marlins 7

(3-2, 3-2 away)

Phillies 3

(2-3, 1-1 home)

    3:05 PM ET, April 6, 2002

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: V. Nunez (1-0)

    L: J. Santiago (0-1)

    Owens, Gonzalez power Marlins to victory

    Eric Owens
    Owens

    Alex Gonzalez
    Gonzalez

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Florida Marlins have already matched their win total in Philadelphia last season.

    Eric Owens hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning and Alex Gonzalez added a three-run homer in the ninth as the Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Saturday.

    "To come back and win was something this team desperately needed," Owens said. "Last year, we just couldn't beat them. This win was really big for us."

    The Marlins were 1-9 last season in Philadelphia and have won just one series there in 10 tries since 1997.

    Florida, which squandered a 3-0 lead in the seventh, went back ahead in the eighth. With one out, Derrek Lee hit an infield single off reliever Jose Santiago (0-1). One out later, Mike Redmond singled to put runners on first and third.

    Owens followed with a line drive single to right for his first RBI of the season. Gonzalez hit his first homer of the year in the ninth off Rheal Cormier.

    The Phillies, who managed just four hits in the first six innings, tied the game at 3 with three runs in the seventh, knocking out Marlins starter Josh Beckett.

    With one out, Marlon Anderson tripled to right and scored on Todd Pratt's RBI single. Pratt went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Jimmy Rollins.

    Michael Tejera relieved and pinch-hitter Dave Hollins reached on a throwing error by third baseman Mike Lowell, allowing Rollins to score and Hollins to go to second.

    Hollins advanced to third on a wild pitch and Bobby Abreu walked. Vladimir Nunez (1-0) then came in and walked Scott Rolen to load the bases before Travis Lee flied out to end the inning.

    Beckett, the top pitcher in the minors last season, gave up three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out six in the longest of his five career starts.

    "He is really special," Marlins manager Jeff Torborg said. "It was cold and that can take a lot out of you but he kept pitching great. In spring training, every time out he pitched better and better."

    Phillies starter David Coggin allowed three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in 4 1/3 innings.

    Coggin didn't allow a hit until two outs in the fourth when Kevin Millar reached on a broken-bat single. Lowell followed with a homer to left, his first of the season, to make it 2-0. "It was a slider that backed up over the plate," Coggin said. "I was a little more nervous than I thought I would be. I have a lot to improve on but next time will be better." The Marlins scored another run in the fifth. Luis Castillo led off with an infield single, moved to second on a wild pitch, third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball.

    Game notes


    The Marlins have homered in four of their first five games. ... Pratt made his first start of the season as regular starter Mike Lieberthal sat for the first time after catching four games in five days. Lieberthal missed much of last season with a knee injury. ... The Marlins were swept in two of the three series in Philadelphia last season.

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