MIAMI, June 25 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell and Jason Michaels lofted sacrifice flies in the top of the 11th inning Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Florida Marlins.
Expected to contend this season, the Phillies quickly faded by losing 22 of their first 27 games away from Veterans Stadium.
But they have won seven of their last eight on the road.
After taking Monday's series opener, Philadelphia rallied in the ninth to send this one into extra innings on Bobby Abreu's
single off closer Vladimir Nunez.
Burrell and Michaels had sacrifice flies in the 11th off Vic
Darensbourg (1-2), giving the Phillies a 7-5 lead.
Mike Lowell, who had three hits, slugged a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 11th for Florida.
Veteran Dan Plesac retired the next two batters before
intentionally walking Preston Wilson. But with the Marlins out of position players, Plesac struck out pinch hitter Michael Tejera -- a pitcher -- to record his first save.
Jose Mesa (2-4) worked two scoreless innings for the win.