"That's how I feel right now, like my first win in the big leagues," Volquez said. "It's been so long. I'm going to go home really happy tonight."
They placed Volquez, who allowed one run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings Monday, in a laundry basket and wheeled him around the clubhouse.
"They put me in a little cart and drove me all over the clubhouse and into the shower, shampoo, beer, whatever," Volquez said. "They were so happy. Those guys were trying so hard to get me a win. It finally showed tonight."
In the first inning, the Phillies threatened, putting two on with two out. Volquez retired Michael Saunders on a fly ball to left field, which started a stretch of 13 straight Phillies retired until Hellickson led off the sixth with a walk.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn't think Volquez had pitched too badly in his first nine starts of the season before getting his first win in start No. 10. But his 8.29 strikeouts per nine innings and 5.59 walks per nine showed he was throwing a lot of pitches.
"He's kept us in a lot of those games, but the wildness has been the biggest difference with him," Mattingly said. "A lot of walks. Hopefully we're getting rid of that, and getting in with more normal stuff."