Segura homers in 14th, Phillies top Marlins 3-1

AP Sports Writer

Segura homers in 14th, Phillies top Marlins 3-1By TIM REYNOLDS

MIAMI (AP) Jean Segura’s two-run homer to left in the 14th inning put Philadelphia on top, and the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday in the longest game of the young season for either team.

Andrew McCutchen tripled to the wall in left-center, and Segura followed with his first home run of the season.

Cesar Hernandez also got his first homer of the season for the Phillies. Brian Anderson hit his second for Miami.

Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) came on to pitch the 14th, was charged with both runs and his ERA actually dipped from 24.75 to 23.40. Chen – the highest-paid Marlins player this season, making $20 million – has allowed 12 runs over three innings of relief in his last two appearances.

Miami batters struck out 18 times, tied for the fourth-most in franchise history.

Victor Arano (1-0) pitched the 12th and 13th for Philadelphia, getting all six outs by strikeout. Jose Alvarez worked the 14th, gave up a leadoff single but finished out his first save.

The Phillies had runners on in each of the last five innings, a total of eight during that span – and stranded them all.

The Marlins even got away with walking Segura twice in extra innings with Bryce Harper in the on-deck circle, retiring the Philadelphia slugger both times on their way to keeping the game tied.

With the bullpen depleted, the Marlins went to Chen and Philadelphia wasted no time before breaking through. McCutchen – who had been 0 for 6 on the day – hit his triple just out of the reach of center fielder Lewis Brinson, and Segura’s homer was a no-doubter.

Philadelphia got runners into scoring position in each of the first three innings, but couldn’t break through against Miami starter Jose Urena until Hernandez hit a two-out homer in the fourth for a 1-0 lead.

That was the lone big mistake for Urena, who allowed seven hits, struck out seven and walked none in seven innings. His ERA fell from 9.22 to 6.53.

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez allowed two hits, walked three and struck out four against a Marlins lineup that came in batting .230 on the season and had three starters entering the day under .200. Velasquez was one swing shy of taking a no-hitter into the seventh, but Anderson’s homer to left tied the game at 1-1.

That’s the way it stayed for the next 2 hours, 51 minutes – until Segura connected.


Phillies: Realmuto was given a day off from starting, as was 3B Maikel Franco.

Marlins: C Jorge Alfaro was out of the lineup after tweaking a chest muscle on Saturday. He’s expected to start Monday.


Urena dodged a scare in the first inning, when Harper hit a comeback liner right at him. Urena managed to deflect the ball and Harper was retired in what became a 1-6-3 groundout.


The Phillies lost all three of their series in Miami last season, dropping two of three games each time. They won this series 2-1.


The Marlins got their second-biggest home crowd this season, with 15,238 humans in attendance. Also present: 174 dogs for ”Bark at the Park” day.


Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (1-0, 6.46) starts Monday against RHP Noah Snydergaard (1-1, 4.74) and the New York Mets.

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (0-1, 2.00) gets the ball Monday against RHP Yu Darvish (0-2, 7.50) and the Chicago Cubs.