The Phillies would respond, however, cutting the deficit in half in the fourth on an RBI double by Andres Blanco before knotting the game at 2-2 in the fifth on an RBI double by Aaron Altherr.
The Phillies broke things open in the seventh, taking the lead on a bases loaded walk by Freddy Galvis before Altherr cleared the bases in the next at-bat with a triple.
Things would get interesting in the eighth, when the Marlins brought in Ichiro Suzuki to pitch (Vine below). The Phillies would add an insurance run in the inning on a double by Darnell Sweeney to stretch their lead to 7-2 on their way to picking up their 63rd win of the season.
And so they did it. The Phillies managed to avoid 100 losses in a season that seemed all but destined for it at multiple points.
Final Record: 63-99
The Phillies will also have the #1 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, which should help with the franchise's rebuild. It will be the first time the #Phillies will have the #1 overall pick in the draft since 1998, when they selected Pat Burrell.
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