PHILADELPHIA – Chase Utley hit a three-run homer and Jon Lieber earned his first win in seven starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Florida Marlins 10-5 Saturday night.

Todd Pratt added a solo homer and an RBI single for the Phillies, who have scored 30 runs in the first three games of this series and have won four of six.

Lieber (9-8) allowed four runs and nine hits with no walks and three strikeouts in six innings. He was 0-4 in six starts since beating Texas on June 7.

Juan Encarnacion hit a three-run homer for Florida, which has lost five of six. The Marlins committed two errors that led to a pair of big innings and six unearned runs for the Phillies.

Florida trailed only 6-5 in the seventh before Carlos Delgado’s ninth error of the season helped the Phillies score three times on Jimmy Rollins’ RBI fielder’s choice and a two-run single by Tomas Perez.

Philadelphia jumped on rookie starter Scott Olsen (1-1) for three runs in the first inning, which was extended because of an error by Alex Gonzalez. Utley connected for his 12th home run, a three-run shot into right field.

Pratt increased the lead to 4-0 in the second with his fifth homer, a shot that landed in the first row of the upper deck in left field.

Olsen’s night was finished four batters later. He lasted just 1 2-3 innings, giving up five hits and six runs – three earned – with one walk and one strikeout.

Pat Burrell capped the second inning with a two-run single off reliever Nate Bump. Burrell has nine RBIs in his last three games, increasing his team-high total to 72.

Delgado hit an RBI single in the third inning before Encarnacion’s 12th homer got the Marlins within 6-4 in the sixth.

Notes: The game was delayed 39 minutes at the start because of rain. … Bump collected his first major league hit with a third-inning infield single. … Burrell has a NL-best 25 RBIs against left-handers. He had just 17 RBIs against lefties last season. … The Marlins have homered in a season-high seven straight games. … Lieber threw 80 pitches, 60 for strikes. … Miguel Cabrera had two hits, his 33rd multihit game of the season.

AP-ES-07-16-05 2302EDT


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