Velasquez sharp, Hoskins homers, Phillies blank Marlins 2-0

Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two-run home run off Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins (not pictured) during the fourth inning at loanDepot park on May 25, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Michael Reaves, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Vince Velasquez pitched three-hit ball for six innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 2-0.

The Phillies won hours after putting slugger Bryce Harper on the 10-day injured list because of a bruised left forearm.

Scratched from his previous start because of finger discomfort on his pitching hand, Velasquez struck out five and walked three.

Hoskins hit his 10th homer in the fourth, a two-run drive.

Miami’s Sandy Alcantara allowed only two hits in eight innings.

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