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Marlins rally in 9th to down Phillies in Game 1

PHILADELPHIA -- The Marlins scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Phillies in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, 7-6.

Phillies closer Ken Giles blew just his second save in 17 opportunities since replacing Jonathan Papelbon in that role in late July. Giles allowed a one-out single to Christian Yelich, who scored on a triple from Martin Prado to tie the game. Prado scored the go-ahead run on Marcell Ozuna's single to left field.

Video: [email protected]: Prado ties the game with a triple in the 9th

"We're just playing hard until the end," Yelich said after his team improved to 70-90.

The Phillies dropped to 62-98. They are trying to avoid 100 losses for the first time since 1961, but they would also like to secure the No. 1 selection in the 2016 MLB Draft. They entered the game with a half-game lead over the Reds for that coveted pick.

"We had them where we wanted them," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "We couldn't put it away."

Milestones for Gordon: Dee Gordon's single off Ken Roberts in the sixth inning placed him in the Marlins' record books. It's just the fourth time in franchise history a Miami player collected 200 hits in a season. Hanley Ramirez was the last to reach the mark, posting 212 in 2007. The other two times were turned in by Juan Pierre -- 204 (2003), 221 (2004). After getting his 200th hit, Gordon swiped second and third, giving him 58 steals. He scored the tying run on a throwing error. With 58 steals, Gordon passed Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton for the MLB lead. Because Hamilton is out for the season, Gordon will win his second straight stolen-base title. More >

Video: [email protected]: Gordon plates Mathis with a single to left

"This means a lot," Gordon said of winning the stolen-base title. "Coming into this year, I was a little nervous, not being with [Dodgers' coach] Davey Lopes. I was working with [Marlins coach Brett Butler] and getting better on my own. It worked out."

Chasing it: Chase d'Arnaud tripled and scored the Phils' go-ahead run in the sixth inning when Freddy Galvis hit a sacrifice fly to left field.

Video: [email protected]: Galvis gives Phillies the lead with sac fly

Harang's final start: Right-hander Aaron Harang made his final start of the season and quite possibly for the Phillies, allowing eight hits, four runs, one walk and striking out two in 5 2/3 innings. Harang (6-15, 4.86 ERA in 29 starts) will become a free agent after the season. He is not expected to return, although the Phillies are expected to replace him with another veteran starter in the offseason. More >

"I'm not sure yet," Harang said about pitching again next season. "I've got to go home and think about it with my wife and kids and really decide what I want to do from here."

Koehler battles tough elements: On a cold, windy and wet day, throwing strikes was a challenge. Tom Koehler had his struggles, as the Miami right-hander walked four in five innings. Of his 109 pitches, 63 were strikes. A pair of two-out walks in the third inning came back to haunt Koehler, as he allowed a three-run triple to Cody Asche. Koehler finishes his season with 187 2/3 innings and a 4.08 ERA.

"It's cold, wet, rainy. You've got to deal with it. They've got to deal with it too. It doesn't affect anything." -- Yelich, on the inclement conditions

Yelich established a career high with five hits -- four singles and a double.

Video: [email protected]: Yelich tallies a five-hit game

Harang earned a no-decision, which means the Phillies stand the chance of becoming the first in baseball since 1915 not to have a single pitcher finish the season with seven or more wins. Harang, Cole Hamels, Aaron Nola and Giles each have six wins this season. Giles has a chance to earn a win in the season's final two games.

Marlins: In the season finale on Sunday, the Marlins are handing the ball to rookie left-hander Adam Conley (4-1, 3.84) in the 3:05 p.m. ET affair. In five September starts, Conley was 2-0 (2.54 ERA) with 30 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings.

Phillies: The Phillies finish their season Sunday against the Marlins. Right-hander David Buchanan (2-9, 7.54 ERA) gets the final start. He hopes to carry some positive momentum into the offseason. He has allowed four earned runs in 15 2/3 innings in his last three starts.

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Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. Joe Frisaro is a reporter for He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.
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