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Phillies Notes: Kendrick continues consistency
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Kyle Kendrick improved his record to 6-3 and helped himself with a triple in a convincing 7-2 win over the Marlins on Monday (see Instant Replay).

Domonic Brown, who was named NL Player of the Month earlier on Monday, went 3 for 4 with another home run -- his league-leading 17th -- to lift the Phillies (see story).

Meanwhile, third baseman Michael Young returned to the team Monday after aiding to his nine-month-old son (see story), but he wasn’t in the lineup. Young is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday.

Now, here are some other notes from Monday’s win:

•Kendrick extended his winning streak against the Marlins to 10 games. It is the longest active winning streak against one team in the majors, along with Roy Halladay against Baltimore and Andy Pettitte against Kansas City.

•Brown is the first Phillie to hit nine homers in 10 games since Bobby Abreu did it in May of 2005.

•Kendrick also allowed two earned runs or fewer in a game for the ninth time in 12 starts.

•Erik Kratz has four homers in the last eight games.

•The Phillies hit back-to-back homers (Brown and Delmon Young) for the sixth time this season. Brown has been involved in four of those.

•Call-up Cesar Hernandez had his first career RBI in the fifth inning.