Angered by an unflattering newspaper article, inspired by the unbridled energy of a rookie and aided by the feeble pitching of a former ace, the Marlins looked like some other magnificent team Sunday and not the one that started out losing 22 of its first 31 games.

The worst-hitting team in the majors tore into the Phillies’ Roy Halladay — yes, the same pitcher who threw a perfect game against them three years ago — for nine runs en route to an emphatic 14-2 win at Citizens Bank Park.

In the process, Kevin Slowey recorded his first major-league win in what seemed like an eternity, nearly three long years ago when he was a member of the Minnesota Twins.

“Slowey pitched a fabulous game that will probably get overlooked because of what happened to Halladay over there and the runs we put up,” said Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was hit by two Halladay pitches before blasting a pair of home runs.

Indeed, the report from the Phillies was that the two-time Cy Young Award winner would have an MRI on his shoulder on Monday and was likely headed to the disabled list. Halladay this season is now 2-4 with a 8.65 ERA.

In sharp contrast, Slowey is now 1-2 with a 1.81 ERA — one of the best figures in the majors — after delivering seven shutout innings Sunday before the bullpen took over. Slowey’s victory, his first since the end of the 2010 season, snapped a 15-start winless streak.