Harper doubles in two, steals home and Phillies snap skid

Bryce Harper doubled in two runs, walked twice and stole home, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 Saturday night.

Alec Bohm had two hits and three RBIs, and Nick Castellanos added two singles and an RBI for the Phillies, who snapped a four-game losing skid.

A night after going 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position, Philadelphia finished 7 for 12.

Phillies starter Ranger Suárez overcame a difficult season debut and threw five innings of two-run ball. Suárez (1-0) allowed six hits, struck out four and walked three after he failed to complete three innings in a three-run, five-hit outing against the New York Mets on Monday.

Two-run doubles from Harper and Johan Camargo keyed a six-run second that chased Miami starter Trevor Rogers. Bohm also hit an RBI single and Matt Vierling had a run-scoring double in the inning.

Rogers (0-2) allowed seven runs and four hits, struck out three and walked four in 1 2/3 innings. Miami’s representative in the 2021 All-Star Game, Rogers lost his seventh straight decision and remains winless since June 10.

The Phillies made Rogers throw 40 pitches in the first inning for a quick 2-0 lead. Rogers allowed one-out walks to Rhys Hoskins and Harper and a single to Castellanos single before Bohm’s sacrifice fly to center scored Hoskins.

Harper stole home after Castellanos got caught in a rundown while attempting to steal second.

Miami’s free agent acquisitions Jorge Soler and Avisaíl García hit their first homers with their new club. Soler connected off Suarez with a two-run shot in the fifth, and García hit a solo blast against reliever Bailey Falter in the eighth.


J.T. Realmuto went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts while leading off Saturday, an unusual spot for the Phillies catcher since he joined the Phillies but not with his previous club. The former Marlin led off 41 times during his five seasons in Miami.


Before he tends to more pressing matters, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem was among the crowd of 13,412. The Heat open their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in Miami.


Phillies: IF Jean Segura (left hand soreness) missed his third straight game.

Marlins: 1B Garrett Cooper was removed after the third inning because of left elbow contusion.


RHP Zack Wheeler (0-1, 1.93) will start the series finale for the Phillies on Sunday and the Marlins will counter with RHP Elieser Hernández (0-1, 7.71).