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Miami3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7130
Philadelphia0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 481
  W: J. Ureña (12-5)   L: N. Pivetta (4-9)   S: B. Ziegler (7)
4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT, August 22, 2017
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 20,761

Phillies, Marlins open series with doubleheader

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Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

  1. The Marlins won their third straight series by taking two of three at the Mets over the weekend. Miami has now won seven series since the All-Star break, tied with Chicago for second in the NL behind Los Angeles with 10.
  2. Trailing 2-1 after seven innings, the Phillies pushed across three in the eighth and another in the ninth to take out the Giants, 5-2, on Sunday. The win was Philadelphia's eighth when trailing after seven innings, tied with the San Francisco for second in the NL behind Los Angeles with 12.
  3. Giancarlo Stanton launched a three-run home run off Jacob deGrom in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Mets. The homer was Stanton's 18th of the year with runners on base, tied with Oakland's Khris Davis for the most in the majors.
  4. After going just 1-for-13 (.077) with one RBI in his first four games at Citizens Bank Park, Rhys Hoskins was 8-for-25 (.320) with five homers and eight RBI on Philadelphia's seven-game road trip.
  5. Dan Straily is 0-4 with a 5.20 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. Straily is joined by Steven Matz, James Shields, and Julio Teheran as winless pitchers with at least seven starts since the All-Star break.
  6. Aaron Nola surrendered five runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss at the Giants on Thursday. It was the first time Nola failed to record an out after the fifth since June 11 at the Cardinals.
  7. Jose Urena allowed just one unearned run while scattering seven hits in five innings in Wednesday's win over the Giants. Since his first win of the season on May 7, Urena is tied for third in the NL with 11 wins.
  8. Nick Pivetta had a career-high 11 strikeouts in a loss at the Padres last Wednesday. It was the most strikeouts by a Phillies rookie since Cole Hamels punched out 12 Cardinals on August 3, 2006.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/22/2017 thru 8/22/2017

PHILADELPHIA -- After starting their most recent road trip with a string of losses, the Philadelphia Phillies turned their fortunes around in recent days thanks to a new face in the lineup.

After struggling in his debut series against the New York Mets earlier this month, Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins was one of the hottest sluggers in all of baseball during Philadelphia's seven-game West Coast road trip.

He hopes to keep rolling as the Phillies and Miami Marlins play a doubleheader on Tuesday, with one of the games making up an April 25 rainout between the clubs. The twin-bill kicks off a four-game series.

Hoskins went 1-for-13 with no homers and one RBI against the Mets in his lone series at Citizens Bank Park. He hit his first five career homers and drove in eight runs on Philadelphia's road trip that began with five losses and ended with two wins.

The Phillies have lacked the long ball for the majority of the season, but the addition of Hoskins to their lineup has led to runs in bunches. He homered Saturday and Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, leading Philadelphia to 12-9 and 5-2 victories.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola (9-8, 3.26 ERA) is surely looking toward some extra pop from his offense. He will square off against Marlins starter Dan Straily (7-8, 3.80 ERA) in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

Nola has been stellar this season for Philadelphia, striking out 128 batters in 124 1/3 innings.

After allowing two or fewer earned runs in 10 consecutive starts from June 22 through Aug. 12, Nola didn't fare well Thursday in his most recent start at San Francisco. The Giants tagged Nola for five runs on seven hits in five innings.

Nola has made four career starts against Miami and is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA.

Like Nola, Straily will looks to get back on track on Tuesday afternoon. After a solid June and early July, Straily has struggled lately, failing to make it out of the sixth inning in each of his past three starts. He is winless in his past seven outings.

Preserving the bullpen in a doubleheader is imperative, so Straily's pitch count and effectiveness will be key factors in the early game. Straily has three career starts against the Phillies and is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA.

In Game 2, the Marlins' Jose Urena (11-5, 3.61 ERA) takes on Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-8, 6.25 ERA). Urena has pitched seven times against the Phillies, including three starts, going 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA. Pivetta has not faced the Marlins in his career.

Urena is 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA in August and is coming into Tuesday on the heels of throwing five innings and allowing one run, which was unearned, against the Giants. Like Straily, Urena hasn't pitched deep into many games for the Marlins this season, so the bullpen could see plenty of work on Tuesday.

Pivetta has struggled mightily to this point in his second season with Philadelphia.

Outside of his July 2 start, when he pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the New York Mets, Pivetta has struggled to get outs when he needs them. He has given up 19 home runs in 18 starts this season, and his ERA is the worst among Phillies pitchers with at least 10 starts this season.

Facing Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton likely isn't a cure to Pivetta's inconsistencies. Stanton has three home runs in his past seven games and is slugging .850 over the span. He has five home runs in seven games against the Phillies this season.

Updated August 22, 2017

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