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Kendrick, Rollins Help Phillies Nip Marlins

Kyle Kendrick pitched five-hit ball for seven innings and Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run off Josh Johnson on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

Charlie Manuel earned his 700th win as a manager with the Phillies’ second straight shutout. Cole Hamels opened the series between NL East rivals with a 4-0 victory.

The Marlins have not scored in 27 innings.

Kendrick (5-9) struck out six while throwing 61 of 87 pitches for strikes. He was lifted for pinch-hitter Laynce Nix in the eighth. Kendrick has won seven straight against the Marlins dating back to September 2008.

Josh Lindblom and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a hitless inning. Papelbon walked Carlos Lee with two outs then got Giancarlo Stanton to ground out for his 26th save.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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