Kendrick, with his father Maury in attendance, pitched his second complete game of the season, holding the Marlins to two runs on six hits. He improved to 6-3 and lowered his earned run average to 3.12. He is 13-6 with a 2.82 ERA in his last 22 starts dating back to last season.
Brown, meanwhile, slugged his league-leading 17th home run of the season and his ninth in his last 10 games to help ignite a Phillies offense that has scored seven runs in consecutive games.
After being picked off second base in Saturday's loss as a pinch-runner, Kendrick had an active night offensively, contributing his first career triple and scoring a run in the fifth, then knocking in a run in the sixth. He slid headfirst into third on the triple and scratched his arm.
"It was fun," Kendrick said. "Obviously the hit was awesome. My dad was here, so I'm sure he enjoyed it."
Kendrick's hitting was a nice contribution. What he did on the mound was better. After surrendering two runs in the third, he retired 20 of the final 21 batters he faced, including the final 15 of the game.
"We got the lead and I didn't want to give it up," Kendrick said. "The guys swung it well, so that was nice. Dom is staying hot."
Hot is what the stove is when you're making soup. Brown's bat is closer to the temperature of the sun.
After Ryan Howard opened the bottom of the sixth inning with a double, a buzz went through the crowd as Brown stepped to the plate. He has become the player who makes the crowd wait for its food, beverage and bathroom breaks.
It was worth the wait again. Brown battled Marlins righthander Tom Koehler through an eight-pitch at-bat that included three two-strike fouls before launching a home run into the right-field seats.
The sounds of 2007 to 2011 reverberated through the park as Brown rounded the bases.
"A home run is the greatest hit in baseball," Manuel said. "That's what a home run is. The crowd loves homers. There's more of a roar and an aura in the stadium and everything becomes a great feel. It's energy. When you're running in a streak like Domonic Brown is right now, it's great. It definitely affects us and the people that are playing around him."
The Phillies finished with 11 hits, including two from leadoff man Ben Revere, who knocked in Kendrick with the go-ahead run after the pitcher's triple. Revere also stole a couple bases and robbed Adeiny Hechavarria of an extra-base hit in the sixth after the Phillies had taken the lead.
Delmon Young also contributed his fifth home run.
"It was good," Revere said of his two-hit game. "I just have to take it one game at a time and not put any pressure on myself. I'm finding my stroke."
And Brown, of course, is playing like he's from another planet.
"I'm not surprised," Revere said. "I've seen this over and over. He hit everything hard when I played against him in the minors. It was either a hard line drive or a missile somewhere that was a base hit."
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