Jake Arrieta allowed one run in seven innings to earn his 100th career victory and the Philadelphia Phillies sent the Miami Marlins to their fifth consecutive loss, 9-1 on Friday night.
Arrieta (2-1) took a 6-0 lead into the seventh, when the Marlins ended a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings on Austin Dean’s sacrifice fly.
The Marlins have lost nine of their past 10 games, and they’ve been outscored 30-2 in the past four games.
The Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto hit into a double play with the bases loaded to end the first inning, but finished with two hits, two runs and an RBI. The game was his first at Marlins Park since Miami traded him in February.
Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth. Bryce Harper had an RBI and two hits to hike his average to .325 as the Phillies tied a season high with 14 hits.
Arrieta gave up five hits, struck out eight, lowered his ERA to 2.25 in three starts and improved to 100-68 in 10 seasons. The former NL Cy Young Award winner is the 18th active pitcher to reach the victory milestone.
Sandy Alcantara (1-1) gave up six runs and 11 hits, both the highest totals of his brief career, while working five innings.
The Phillies reached Alcantara for six consecutive hits and five runs in the third. Rhys Hoskins doubled home one run, and Odubel Herrera added a two-run double.
FOILING THE STRATEGY
McCutchen hit opposite-field singles against a shift in the third and sixth innings. When the Marlins abandoned the shift in the eighth, he homered to center.
Since the start of last year, the Phillies have won 12 of 20 meetings with the Marlins while outscoring them 112-60. This was the first meeting this season.
The Phillies recalled RHP Victor Arano from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and he pitched a hitless eighth and ninth. The Marlins optioned OF Peter O’Brien to Triple-A New Orleans and recalled Dean from New Orleans.
RHP Zach Eflin (2-0, 0.75) is scheduled to make his third start of the season Saturday for the Phillies against LHP Caleb Smith (0-1, 4.09).