Among the items littered on the desk in the visiting manager's office at Marlins Park: three packages of Tylenol and a can of Sierra Mist.

The cold beverage was open, a refreshing treat for a pleasant night at the ballpark. The pain medication, however, was unopened.

Apparently it wasn't a necessity for Charlie Manuel following a rarity of a game for his team in 2013: a stress-free victory.

The manager and a legion of heartburn-heavy Phillies' fans got a rare treat last night, when Ryan Howard returned to the lineup and led his team to a 7-3 win over Miami.

The Phils tied a season high with 15 hits en route to their sixth win in the last nine games.

"Pretty good, wasn't it?" Manuel said of the offensive onslaught.

The victory came on a night when the Phils were matched up against a pitcher they didn't score a single run off in two starts this season. Against the Phillies, Jose Fernandez looked more like Justin Verlander than a 20-year-old rookie enjoying his first month in the big leagues before last night.

The Cuban-born righthander, a first-round pick in 2011, held the Phils to three hits in 13 shutout innings.

Last night, the Phils made the rookie work. He was gone after throwing 79 pitches in five innings, opening the door to a bullpen the Phils feasted on.

"The biggest difference I saw was we were more patient, we made him throw more pitches," Manuel said of Fernandez, who allowed a run on five hits and a walk in five innings. "We were getting better pitches to hit. We were able to put some good swings on him. We didn't tear him up . . . Maybe one of he best things was they took him out."

Manuel laughed.

Although the slumping Delmon Young smoked a solo home run off Hernandez to get the bats in gear early, it was a flurry of batted balls that never left the infield that led to an offensive onslaught after Fernandez departed.

Jimmy Rollins, Ben Revere and Michael Young hit consecutive infield singles to ignite a four-run explosion in the seventh inning. The four runs the Phillies scored in the seventh matched their total offensive output in the previous three games combined.

The Phils scored six of their seven runs off three Marlins relievers upon Fernandez' exit.

"It was good to get to that bullpen early," Revere said, "and we were happy to do that."