MIAMI — Rookie Aaron Nola pitched a career-high eight innings Sunday and allowed only one runner to advance beyond first base, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 to tighten the race for next year's top draft pick.
By winning the final three games in the four-game series, the Phillies moved into a tie with Miami for the worst record in the majors (50-74). Philadelphia is 21-12 since the All-Star break.
Nola (4-1) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six while throwing a career-high 100 pitches. The Phillies' 2014 first-round draft choice lowered his ERA to 3.59 and improved to 4-0 in his past six starts.
Marlins rookie Adam Conley (1-1) allowed one run while pitching a career-high six innings. He walked four, but the Phillies went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position against him.