Philadelphia's Chad Ogea didn't expect to start Tuesday. He did just fine when he was called upon.
Ogea filled in for Curt Schilling and held the Florida Marlins hitless for five innings and Rico Brogna and Mike Lieberthal hit back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win.
"I don't know what it is, but I pitch good against them," Ogea said. "I'm just going to imagine that there's an `F' on everybody's hat."
Ogea is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four starts against the Marlins this year. He also beat Florida twice in the 1997 World Series for Cleveland, posting a 1.54 ERA.
"He's got some confidence against them," Phillies manager Terry Francona said. "But if he throws like he did tonight, it doesn't matter who he plays."
Florida manager John Boles would no doubt prefer to see Ogea play someone else.
"He gives us fits," Boles said. "He's had a whammy on the Marlins for a long time."
Bobby Abreu added a sacrifice fly and Brogna drove in his third run with an RBI single in the ninth off Hector Almonte. The Marlins have lost five of six.
Jorge Fabregas broke up Ogea's no-hitter by opening the sixth with a single. One out later, Luis Castillo doubled to put runners on first and third. An infield single by Alex Gonzalez tied the game and a wild pitch by Ogea made it 2-1. Mark Kotsay added a sacrifice fly.
Florida starter Ryan Dempster gave up just one run and four hits in six innings. Dempster struck out seven and has 26 in 18 2-3 innings over his last three starts.
Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead in the sixth when Gant singled and scored on Brogna's sacrifice fly.
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