Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee follows through after a pitch in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee follows through after a pitch in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Cliff Lee pitched seven strong innings to lead the streaking Philadelphia Phillies to their seventh straight win, 3-1 over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

The Phillies continued their late push for an NL wild-card spot with a three-game sweep of the Marlins. Up next for the Phillies, four games in Houston against the NL-worst Astros.

Philadelphia came in four games out of a playoff spot in the always-changing wild card standings. The Phillies (72-71) are on a season-high winning streak and have won 15 of 19 to move over .500 for the first time since they were 28-27 on June 3.

Rollins hit a two-run homer off Josh Johnson (8-12) in the seventh for a 3-1 lead.

 

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