7:05 PM ET, June 3, 2013
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Domonic Brown took a hop and skip out of the batter's box, made an exaggerated bat flip, stutter-stepped around first base like Rickey Henderson, and exchanged a choreographed hand shake with Ryan Howard at the plate followed by a semi-bow.
If he keeps hitting like this, Brown can be as flashy as he wants.
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"I'm not really big on numbers," Brown said. "I watch my at-bats every day, see which ones are good and try to keep improving."
Delmon Young and Erik Kratz also went deep for the Phillies. Brown, the NL player of the month for May, continued his torrid hitting by going 3 for 4. He had 12 homers and 25 RBIs last month, and already has connected twice and driven in six runs in June.
"In the last two or three weeks, he's put a lot of energy in our game," manager Charlie Manuel said.
Kendrick (6-3) retired his last 15 batters and beat the Marlins for the 12th time in 14 decisions. He lowered his ERA to 3.12 with his second complete game of the season and fourth in his career.
The Phillies trailed 2-0 before scoring three in the fifth and chasing Tom Koehler (0-4) with four in the sixth.
Kratz led off the fifth with a shot that barely cleared the wall in left-center. One out later, Kendrick ripped a liner to center and hustled into third with a headfirst dive for his first career triple. Ben Revere's RBI single tied it at 2. Revere was 2 for 21 before the hit.
Brown extended the lead to 5-2 with a two-run shot in the sixth. He leads the NL with 17 homers, and certainly isn't lacking confidence.
The 25-year-old outfielder is starting to show more swagger with each drive out of the ballpark.
"That's just an inside thing with me and Ryan," Brown said of his celebration with Howard. "I'm not going to get into it."
The lanky left fielder has eight homers, 15 RBIs and has raised his average from .257 to .291 during an eight-game hitting streak.
The last-place Marlins were coming off their first sweep of the season, over the New York Mets, and were seeking their first four-game winning streak.
Then, it was all Phillies.
"It was a good game for the first four innings," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Then they put some good at-bats together and we couldn't hold them down."
Phillies 3B Michael Young was back after missing five games to tend to his 9-month-old son, who was hospitalized. The boy has been discharged and is doing better. INF Michael Martinez was sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Young. ... Miami CF Chris Coghlan extended his hitting streak to 10 games. ... The Marlins are 10-11 against the Mets and Phillies, 6-31 vs. the rest of the majors. ... Ricky Nolasco (3-6, 3.69 ERA) faces Phillies rookie Jonathan Pettibone (3-1, 3.64) on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 03: Starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in...(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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|3rd||D Dietrich singled to right, J Pierre scored, E Lucas to third.||1||0|
|3rd||M Ozuna singled to shallow left, E Lucas scored, D Dietrich to second.||2||0|
|5th||E Kratz homered to left center (385 feet).||2||1|
|5th||B Revere singled to shallow left, K Kendrick scored.||2||2|
|5th||C Hernandez grounded out to first, B Revere scored.||2||3|
|6th||D Brown homered to right (377 feet), R Howard scored.||2||5|
|6th||D Young homered to left (366 feet).||2||6|
|6th||K Kendrick grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, F Galvis scored.||2||7|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||35,087 (80.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||74 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - Bob Davidson|
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