posted on Apr, 22 2004 @ 03:45 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mike Lowell homered again and Mike Redmond also connected, helping the Florida Marlins beat Philadelphia 9-7 Thursday for another
sweep over the Phillies in a game that featured a bench-clearing brawl.
Phillies catcher Todd Pratt and Marlins shortstop Alex Gonzalez were ejected after starting a melee in the second inning following a high and inside
pitch from Brett Myers to Gonzalez.
Lowell, who homered three times in Florida's 8-7, 12-inning win Wednesday night, struck out his first three at-bats, but hit a two-run shot off Rheal
Cormier in the ninth.
The World Series champion Marlins held on for their third straight three-game sweep over Philadelphia. The Phillies scored twice in the ninth before
Jim Thome, who had homered earlier, struck out against Armando Benitez with two on to end it.