Final in 10
7:05 PM ET, April 12, 2014
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jimmy Rollins' HR in 10th leads Phils past Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins got some extra motivation in the 10th inning from a fan.
Rollins drove a 2-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (0-1) into the seats in left. It was the 201st career homer for Rollins, but just the second game-ender of his career. The first came June 23, 2010, against Cleveland.
Rollins said he was very upset with a comment directed toward him by a fan sitting near the home team's dugout during his final at-bat.
"There was some fan in the stands popping off," Rollins said. "He was right behind our dugout, close enough to yell and piss me off, honestly. It was something pretty ignorant, but it worked."
After hitting the ball, Rollins turned and yelled in the fan's direction.
Rollins said he told the fan to shut up, using an abbreviated expletive.
"I was locked and had some aggression. It just worked out I was able to tell him," Rollins said.
B.J. Rosenberg (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for the victory.
Rollins finished with three hits and hot-hitting Chase Utley had two doubles and drove in a run for Philadelphia, which has won 12 of 15 against the Marlins.
Through nine games, Utley is batting .500 with five doubles and eight RBIs.
Stanton finished with three hits and three RBIs for the Marlins. His first homer, measured at 470 feet, cleared the seats in left-center and landed on Ashburn Alley -- a popular outfield concessions spot. The fifth-inning solo drive off Jonathan Pettibone pulled Miami to 4-2.
"I don't want to be a part of it, but you just go along with it," Pettibone said.
Stanton tied it at 4 in the seventh when he drilled reliever Justin De Fratus' first offering to deep left for a two-run shot. It was the 10th two-homer game for Stanton.
Stanton was due to bat second in the 11th if the game continued.
"We had Giancarlo coming up and that wasn't a good thing," Rollins said.
Said Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, "The first two swings it looked like he had one thing in mind and that was not to play any more extra innings."
Rollins' RBI single and Utley's run-scoring double gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead after one.
The Marlins got a run back in the second and would have scored at least two more if not for replay.
Second base umpire Gary Cederstrom called Marcell Ozuna safe at second, saying that Ozuna beat shortstop Rollins to the bag on a forceout after Utley ranged right and threw to Rollins on Stanton's grounder up the middle.
But Sandberg challenged and, after a 2 minute, 27 seconds delay, umpires overturned the call. Replays showed that Rollins touched the bag before Ozuna for the final out.
"It really cost us a couple of runs," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
"Normally that would be a huge play in the game," Sandberg said. "I'm glad it went in our favor. It was a successful challenge and big in that moment."
Miami did get some good fortune in the inning as Ryan Howard dropped Rollins' throw to first on Ozuna's grounder to shortstop that would've been the final out. Jarrod Saltalamacchia scored from third on Howard's error.
The Phillies went ahead 4-1 in the third on Utley's double and Howard's single.
Pettibone, activated from Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the game, allowed two runs -- one earned -- on eight hits in five innings in his season debut. Pettibone is filling in until left-hander Cole Hamels (left biceps tendinitis) returns to the rotation.
Miami starter Nate Eovaldi went 6⅓ innings, giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking none.
Hamels pitched six strong innings in a rehab start for Class-A Clearwater on Saturday night, giving up one run on six hits with six strikeouts and no walks. ... Revere grounded out pinch hitting in the 10th. ... In order to activate Pettibone, the Phillies sent right-hander Brad Lincoln outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2004. ... Miami's Derek Dietrich was a late scratch from the lineup due to lower back tightness. Jeff Baker started at second for him. ... The three-game series concludes at 1:35 Sunday when Philadelphia RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 3.75) faces Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (0-2, 4.15).
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 12: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hands the ball to Jonathan Pettibone #44...(Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
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|1st||J Rollins singled to center, T Gwynn Jr. scored.||0||1|
|1st||C Utley doubled to deep left center, J Rollins scored.||0||2|
|2nd||M Ozuna safe at first on error by first baseman R Howard, J Saltalamacchia scored, A Hechavarria to third, C Yelich to second.||1||2|
|3rd||C Utley doubled to right, T Gwynn Jr. scored.||1||3|
|3rd||R Howard singled to right center, C Utley scored.||1||4|
|5th||G Stanton homered to left center (469 feet).||2||4|
|7th||G Stanton homered to left (403 feet), M Ozuna scored.||4||4|
|10th||J Rollins homered to left (347 feet).||4||5|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||27,760 (63.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Mark Ripperger, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Kerwin Danley|
Giancarlo Stanton's 5th-inning home was calculated at 469 feet, the third longest in baseball this season. Stanton has now hit two of the three longest home runs in MLB this season.[+]
Giancarlo Stanton's 469-foot home run in the 5th inning Saturday was the 17th home run of at least 450 feet in his career. Since his rookie season in 2010, he has more 450+ foot home runs than any other player.[+]
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