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MIAMI – The slumbering Phillies’ offense awakened in a 6-2 Labor Day win over the Miami Marlins on Monday afternoon.

Freddy Galvis (two-run homer) and pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes (two-run single) led the offense.

The six runs were the most scored by the Phillies since Aug. 14 when they beat Colorado, 7-6.

The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Phillies. They had lost 10 of 12 coming into the game and had hit just .167 over their previous nine games.

Miami has hit hard times. The Marlins have lost four in a row and nine of 10.

Starting pitching report
Jerad Eickhoff survived three hits and two runs in the first inning on his way to six innings of two-run ball. He walked none and struck out four. Eickhoff gave up just three hits over his final five innings of work. He is 10-13 with a 3.86 ERA in 28 starts.

Miami right-hander Jake Esch gave up three hits and three runs in his second big-league start. He took the loss.

Bullpen report
The trio of Edubray Ramos, Hector Neris and Jeanmar Gomez combined on three scoreless innings to close it out for the Phillies.

Miami reliever Austin Brice was charged with three runs in the seventh.

At the plate 
The Phillies’ bats came alive in the fifth inning. Aaron Altherr was hit by a pitch. Galvis followed with a game-tying homer and Peter Bourjos tripled and scored on an error.

 

The Phils scored three times in the seventh. Bourjos singled home one run. Pinch-hitter Paredes had a two-run single.

Galvis has 16 homers, but is hitting .235 with a .271 on-base percentage.

Ryan Howard went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. He is 1 for 20 with nine strikeouts against the Marlins this season.

Dee Gordon tripled against Eickhoff to open the bottom of the first. He scored on a hit by Ichiro Suzuki. J.T. Realmuto singled home the Marlins’ second run.

In the field
Miami made three errors, two by reliever Brice.

Transaction
Minor league infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney, acquired from the Dodgers in the Chase Utley deal last summer, cleared waivers and is now off the 40-man roster. He was outrighted to Triple A, where he has played all season.

Stat check
Since 1900, the Phillies are just 43-72 on Labor Day.

Up next
The series continues on Tuesday night with lefty Adam Morgan (1-9, 6.21) opposing Miami right-hander Jose Urena (3-5, 5.40).