Wolf, Lieberthal Reel In The Marlins

On opening day, Kevin Millwood refused to let the Marlins continue their mastery over him and on Wednesday night, it was Randy Wolf's turn to end his struggles in Miami. Wolf pitched six strong innings as the Phils picked up their second win in as many games against the Marlins.

Wednesday night marked the fifth time that Randy Wolf (1-0) has started a game in Miami, but the first time that he recorded a win in a game at Pro Player Stadium. Wolf gave the Phillies six strong innings while allowing just three hits before giving way to Jose Silva in the seventh inning.

Wolf's battery mate, Mike Lieberthal, handled the offensive side of things as he connected for three hits, including a single, double and triple. Lieberthal drove in three of the Phillies runs and scored two others to lift his early season average to .556 in the first two games.

After Silva and Dan Plesac worked the Phillies into a bases loaded, two-out jam in the seventh, Terry Adams came on to throw one pitch and end the inning by getting Alex Gonzalez to fly out. Hector Mercado worked the final two innings.

Carl Pavano (0-1) started for the Marlins and was knocked around for five runs in six innings. Tim Spooneybarger, who the Marlins acquired from Atlanta during the offseason, was smashed for another two runs in an inning-and-a-third.

The Phillies and Marlins will wrap up the series Thursday afternoon with Vicente Padilla getting the start for the Phils and Mark Redman starting for the Marlins. The Phillies will then return home to start their final season at Veteran's Stadium with their home opener against Pittsburgh Friday afternoon.


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