Series: Game 1 of 4

Florida leads 1-0 (as of 9/10)

Game 1: Tuesday, September 10
Florida 6Final
Philadelphia 4
Game 2: Tuesday, September 10
Florida 2Final
Philadelphia 1
Game 3: Wednesday, September 11
Florida 2Final
Philadelphia 9
Game 4: Thursday, September 12
Florida 1Final
Philadelphia 6

Marlins 6

(70-73, 28-44 away)

Phillies 4

(70-74, 35-37 home)

    5:05 PM ET, September 10, 2002

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    FLA 300000201 6 - -
    PHI 010020100 4 - -

    W: G. Lloyd (4-4)

    L: R. Wolf (11-8)

    S: A. Almanza (2)

    Redmond delivers knockout blow vs. Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mike Redmond wasn't supposed to play in the opener of Florida's doubleheader against Philadelphia on Tuesday night, then provided the much of the Marlins' offense. Redmond, who entered during a double switch in the sixth inning, hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and had three RBI in Florida's 6-4 win. "It was one of those things where I was kind of relaxing, waiting for the second game,'' Redmond said. "But you always have to be ready, and when they told me I was going to double switch, I went and had a catch to get ready.'' He connected off Randy Wolf (11-8) for his second homer of the season. It followed a leadoff single by Mike Mordecai, who had three hits. "I'm not a big home-run hitter so it surprised me as much as it surprised everyone else,'' Redmond said. "Actually I foresaw what was going to happen,'' Marlins manager Jeff Torborg jokingly said when asked about the double switch, made to allow reliever Vladimir Nunez to pitch two innings. Derrek Lee had a bases-loaded triple in the first inning for the Marlins, who sent the Phillies to their eighth loss in nine games. "I know that those things are going to happen,'' Wolf said of the first inning. "You just have to try and minimize them.'' Graeme Lloyd (4-4) pitched a hitless sixth in relief of Julian Tavarez, who gave up three runs, seven hits and five walks in five innings. Armando Almanza pitched the ninth for his second save in four chances. Wolf, who had been 6-0 in eight starts since a July 21 loss to Atlanta, gave up five runs and seven hits in seven innings. After falling behind, Philadelphia got a run from Tomas Perez's second-inning RBI grounder, then tied it in the fifth when Bobby Abreu hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Travis Lee, who had three hits. Abreu was thrown out at the plate in the third by second baseman Luis Castillo, who took the throw from Kevin Millar after Pat Burrell doubled. Travis Lee homered in the seventh, pulling the Phillies to 5-4, but Redmond hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Millar went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the NL.

    Game notes

    Phillies 3B coach John Vukovich was ejected in the third for arguing with plate umpire Marty Foster after Foster called Abreu out at the plate. "It was hard to tell but Vuk doesn't usually argue,'' Phillies manager Larry Bowa said. ... Derrek Lee has six RBIs in his last two games. ... After getting two hits, Mordecai is 7-for-14 in his career against Wolf. ... Philadelphia's Placido Polanco came into the game to play third in the eighth after missing two games due to the flu.

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