The Phillies look to regain the top spot in the NL East division, but will have to fight off the Fish to get there.
Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
Florida gained a split in the Labor Day doubleheader and has actually gone 5-5 over its last 10 games. The Marlins earned a 7-1 victory in the first game to improve their record to four games over .500 for the first time this year, only to drop the second game and fall to 70-67 at the end of the night. “It’s a long shot, but we’re going to keep playing hard,” Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said about the team’s playoff chances. The club is 4-3 in Philadelphia this season, but is trailing the season series 5-8 overall and own a all-time record of 131-149 against the Phillies. Florida has a solid 32-28 mark against divisional foes this season (+360) and the total is 32-25 O/U in those contests.