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Ozuna, Marlins remain hot

PHILADELPHIA — A simple approach for Marcell Ozuna is working nicely.

Ozuna and Justin Bour hit solo homers, Adam Conley pitched six effective innings and the Marlins beat the Phillies 5-3 Monday night for their third straight win.

Ozuna has a 16-game hitting streak, tying his career best set in 2013. "I got a good pitch to hit and I got it," Ozuna said. "I'm thinking make good contact, hit the ball hard."

Conley scattered eight hits one start after lasting only four innings in a loss to the Brewers.

"Conley looked like he had more finish on his ball," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "He was definitely sharper compared to the last game."

Martin Prado's sacrifice fly in the fifth put the Marlins ahead 2-1.

Bour drove his seventh homer the opposite way to left-center to make it 3-1 in the sixth. He was more annoyed with leaving runners on base. The Marlins stranded 12. "Thankfully it didn't come back to bite us," Bour said.

Former Ray Derek Dietrich had a sacrifice fly off Andrew Bailey in the seventh, and Christian Yelich added an RBI double off Elvis Araujo in the inning.

Ozuna hit a 2-and-0 pitch out to left-center in the second to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

Marlins 5

Phillies 3

Ozuna, Marlins remain hot 05/16/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:11am]
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