MIAMI (AP) _ Jesus Sanchez was 2-for-2 with an RBI and pitched into the seventh inning as the Florida Marlins ended their six-game losing streak against Philadelphia, beating the Phillies 4-2 Saturday night.

Sanchez (3-0) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings, struck out four, walked two and hit two batters.

He also picked off Brian Hunter in the fifth inning and started a tough double play on a Kevin Jordan comebacker in the fourth.

Jordan had a 4-0 lead but left after Doug Glanville's two-run single in the seventh. Braden Looper got Ron Gant to hit into an inning-ending double play, and Antonio Alfonseca pitched a hitless ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Paul Byrd (0-2), making his first start in 12 days, gave up four runs in six innings and struck out seven. His overall ERA dropped from 23.40 to 13.91, but his ERA at Miami rose from 1.01 to 1.93 in eight appearances.

Mark Kotsay was 2-for-4 with a leadoff homer and an RBI double.

Florida, which was outhit 8-6, made it 3-0 in the second on Paul Bako's RBI groundout and Sanchez's run-scoring infield hit, which caromed off Byrd toward shortstop. Kotsay's double came in the fifth.

Notes: Kotsay's leadoff homer was the first of his career, the 10th in Marlins' history. ... Dolphins quarterback Damon Huard threw out the ceremonial first pitch _ high and wide left. ... A half-inning after Sanchez's bouncer caromed off Byrd, Byrd hit a grounder off Sanchez for an infield hit. He was doubled up when Glanville lined to second. ... Glanville climbed the fence in left-center to rob Chris Clapinski of a potential double with a backhand catch in the fourth inning.