By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange
PHILADELPHIA -- Miami Marlins centerfielder Marcell Ozuna has seemingly been doing it all lately. On Monday night, he and his teammates did just enough.
Ozuna homered to extend his hitting streak to 16 games and the Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3.
Justin Bour also homered and Adeiny Hechavarria had three hits for Miami, which won its third consecutive game.
"We had a chance to put a bunch up," manager Don Mattingly said, noting the 12 baserunners his team stranded, "but obviously we got enough."
Martin Prado and Christian Yelich each had two hits and an RBI for Miami, and every Marlins starting position player reached base at least once.
Ozuna, 1-for-5 in the game, is hitting .415 during his streak, which matches a career high. That has allowed him to raise his average from .218 to .308.
His homer, a solo shot in the second inning off Philadelphia starter Jerad Eickhoff, opened the scoring and was his seventh of the season.
"I was just trying to put the ball in play and be ready early, and that's what happened," he said. "I got a good pitch to hit, and I got it."
He's been doing that a lot lately, Mattingly noted.
"O's been good," he said, "so keep him going."
Bour's homer was also his seventh, and it also came with the bases empty, in the sixth. Hechavarria doubled and scored in the fifth and seventh, helping stake the Marlins to a 5-1 lead.
Odubel Herrera and Tyler Goeddel had three hits each for Philadelphia, which scored single runs in the seventh and ninth. The latter crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Maikel Franco, a drive to the wall off Miami reliever A.J. Ramos.
Ramos then struck out Carlos Ruiz to end the game and earn his 12th save.
One day after leaving 16 men on base, the Phils stranded 10.
"We had plenty of baserunners," manager Pete Mackanin said. "We just couldn't get the production to get them in."
Miami starter Adam Conley (3-2) went six innings, allowing one run on eight hits while striking out five and walking one.
"I just wanted to make sure I was better, early in the count," said Conley, who struggled in his previous start, against Milwaukee. "I've been kind of thinking through how to get myself in better counts and limit the free passes. Just trying to be better in the zone early, to put myself in better counts. It's kind of a race-to-two-strikes approach, so that I can expand the zone a little bit.
Eickhoff (1-6) saw his personal losing streak reach five. He gave up three runs and six hits while striking out four and walking two.
"He looked better than his last two starts," Mackanin said. "He made a lot of good pitches but he made three or four bad ones."
Eickhoff, bothered by a migraine, had to interrupt a postgame interview but later returned.
"Just trying to make little adjustments from last outing," he said, adding that while his curveball was not effective, his fastball and slider were.
Ozuna hit a 2-0 fastball for his homer in the second, but the Phillies tied it on Goeddel's RBI single in the fourth.
The Marlins settled for a single run in the fifth, on Prado's sacrifice fly, despite loading the bases with none out. That put Miami ahead 2-1.
Bour's homer came with one out in the sixth, and the Marlins made it 5-1 by scoring twice in the seventh, on a sacrifice fly by Derek Dietrich and Yelich's double.
Ruiz drove in the Phillies' seventh-inning run with an infield out.
NOTES: Philadelphia 1B Tommy Joseph collected his first major league hit in the sixth, a single. ... Phillies C Cameron Rupp did not play for the second straight day, and is considered day to day after injuring his left ankle while tagging out Cincinnati's Eugenio Suarez for the final out of the Phillies' 4-3 victory over the Reds on Saturday. ... INFs Andres Blanco and Emmanuel Burriss will serve as emergency catchers behind Carlos Ruiz in Rupp's absence. ... Miami RHP Jose Fernandez was named National League Player of the Week after going 2-0 with an 0.64 ERA in two starts the week of May 9-15. It is the fourth time Fernandez has earned that distinction, and the first time since the opening week of the 2014 season. ... Phillies CF Odubel Herrera has reached base in 35 of his last 36 games.
By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange