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MIAMI -- Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Daurice Fountain Jersey . Make that 2-40 now. Tony Gwynn Jr. led off the ninth with a walk against Miami closer Steve Cishek and later scored, Ben Revere added the go-ahead run when Miami second baseman Donovan Solano bobbled a potential double-play grounder and the Phillies rallied past the Marlins 5-4 Thursday night to snap a six-game losing streak. "We basically took what they gave us," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "As they gave us bases our guys were alert and had the speed on the bases to get into scoring position and then it was just balls in play and avoiding strikeouts and making something happen." Revere had two hits for the Phillies, who won for the third time in 13 games. It was Reveres sixth multi-hit game in his last eight outings. It was back-and-forth all night, the last swing going Philadelphias way: The Marlins led 2-0, the Phillies went up 3-2 and the Marlins scored two in the eighth, grabbing a 4-3 lead on Jeff Bakers pinch-hit triple. But in the ninth, Cishek gave the Phillies a chance, and they took advantage. "I just made things more difficult than they needed to be," said Cishek, who was 18 for 19 in save chances entering Thursday. "And the end result kind of showed right there." Gwynn went to third on a single by Revere and wound up scoring the tying run on a grounder by Jimmy Rollins. Chase Utley then hit another grounder to Solano, who only had the play at first and allowed Revere to score easily. Marlins manager Mike Redmond didnt speculate about what Solanos bobble meant, saying the innings biggest mistake was the free pass Cishek (4-4) issued to Gwynn. "He walked the leadoff guy," Redmond said. "So after that, I dont think it matters." Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon got his 19th save in 21 chances. Jake Diekman (3-2) got the win despite a shaky eighth, giving up two runs and costing Philadelphia the lead. "Good thing is we didnt get swept, we were able to get a win," Gwynn said. "Hopefully it will propel us into some more. Getting swept is a bad feeling and then having to get on a plane after that is even worse." Marcell Ozuna had three hits and scored twice for Miami, and Christian Yelich also had a two-hit night for the Marlins. Casey McGehee extended his hit streak to 10 for Miami, reaching base for the 27th straight game. Cameron Rupp had a two-run, two-out, full-count double off Miami reliever Chris Hatcher to highlight Philadelphias three-run sixth. Rupp was batting .125 before his opposite-field hit sailed over Giancarlo Stantons head and off the right-field wall. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up six hits and struck out four in seven innings, leaving with a 3-2 lead. Marlins starter Brad Hand gave up three singles to open the sixth and was chased after 99 pitches, the fourth-most of his career. Hands sacrifice bunt -- his first RBI in nearly three years -- allowed Ozuna to score Miamis first run in the second. Ozuna singled and scored again in the fifth, Yelich driving him in that time for a 2-0 Miami lead. NOTES: Through two innings, Hand had thrown 47 pitches, Kendrick 20. ... The Phillies lead the season series 7-6. ... Nathan Eovaldi (5-3, 3.71) starts for Miami at St. Louis on Friday against Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.38). The Phillies will send Roberto Hernandez (3-7, 4.26) to the mound in Pittsburgh against Gerrit Cole (6-4, 4.02). ... Both teams have played 85 games this season. The Marlins were 32-53 at this point in 2013, the Phillies were 41-45. ... The wife of Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler gave birth to a daughter Thursday, Redmond said. Ross Travis Jersey . The flanker began his comeback from a right shoulder injury by coming off the bench on Saturday when Wales opened with a victory over Italy. Warburton replaces Justin Tipuric, one of three changes announced on Tuesday by coach Warren Gatland. Hale Hentges Jersey . TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Monday that Hemsky will be going to market as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist took a puck to the throat and was scared and in pain. His New York Rangers felt every bit of both as they watched him writhing on the ice.Lundqvist was struck by a shot from Carolinas Brad Malone in the second period after teammate Ryan McDonaghs stick pushed up his goalie mask. Lundqvist shook that off, stopped 31 shots overall, and backstopped the Rangers slump-busting 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.I was getting ready for the shot, and I could feel a stick under my chin pull up my helmet, so I lost vision of the puck, Lundqvist said. I had a bad feeling about it because I could kind of see the puck coming, but then I lost track of it.When I got hit, it was obviously extremely painful and it was hard to breathe for a couple of minutes.That pain subsided, but Lundqvist still felt headaches and light-headedness that the medical staff attributed to a lack of oxygen after being struck. By the time the Rangers stretched their lead to 4-1 in the third, he was feeling much better.The Rangers had lost two straight since the All-Star break, mustering only one goal in the process, but Rick Nash and Dominic Moore scored in the first period, and Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle added insurance tallies 21 seconds apart in the third.That was enough to get Lundqvist his 24th win.Youre nervous for him, and your stomach drops a bit, said Rangers defenceman Marc Staal, who faced brothers Eric and Jordan — Hurricanes forwards. Anytime a guy is kind of rolling around and kicking his legs, you know its not good.Malone had the lone goal for the Hurricanes, who went 7-3-2 in January — their first winning month this season. Cam Ward stopped 33 shots in Carolinas first game of four-game trip that will continue out West.I thought we controlled a lot of the play, just a few breakdowns, Jordan Staal said. Thats a good team that will make you pay quick. We have to rebound.The Rangers have taken the first four meetings from the Hurricanes this season and have won 15 of 16 overall against Carolina, including nine straight at home.Lundqvist has been a big reason why. He also has experience with getting hit in the throat. He said he and his brother got into many fightts because of his wayward high slap shot. Mark Glowinski Jersey. My brother was an expert at that, actually, in practice, Lundqvist said. He hit me on the throat a lot of times, but not like this where my helmet kind of came off and I lost track of the puck.It could have been a lot worse. I feel lucky.After being treated for about 5 minutes, Lundqvist gathered himself as chants of Hen-rik, Hen-rik! filled Madison Square Garden.It was just unfortunate timing by me, McDonagh said. Im trying to box a guy out, and my stick kind of gets his mask up.I was a little nervous, but knowing the guy that he is, I thought for sure he would battle through.Lundqvists best save came just over a minute into the second when he got his skate on the puck to prevent Andrej Nestrasil from scoring into an open right side.Malone brought Carolina within a goal at 2-1 at 5:38 when he deflected in a pass from defenceman Ryan Murphy for his fourth of the season and third in five games.Weve played better, had the puck more, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. Our starts have been better. Have to crack the riddle (of) scoring goals.The Rangers spent much of the first period pinned in their zone. They were outshot 15-8 and relied on Lundqvist to bail them out multiple times — including in the closing seconds when he rolled onto his back to keep the puck from getting past him — and yet carried a 2-0 lead into the intermission.The first half of the game, we might have been up 2-0 but that was mostly because of Hanks play, said Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who shuffled up his forward lines multiple times. We were up 2-0 but they had been the better team.Nash got New Yorks slumping offence rolling 6:30 in on the Rangers second shot. He intercepted Andrej Sekeras clearing pass in the neutral zone and brought the puck into the Carolina end. He snapped a shot from above the left circle and beat Ward for Nashs 29th goal — tying the NHL lead — and first in four games.NOTES: Rangers RW Lee Stempniak was scratched for the second time in three games. ... Carolina RW Alexander Semin returned after being scratched the previous four games and 11 of the past 15. D John-Michael Liles came back after sitting