MIAMI -- Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence can't explain his success against the Marlins, which continued Friday night in the series opener.
Pence's leadoff homer in the fourth inning traveled 368 feet to right field, an area of Marlins Park that not many right-handed hitters have been able to reach.
"I just see the ball, hit the ball, especially with two strikes," Pence said. "Honestly, with [Josh] Johnson throwing so hard, it's tough to time it. If you time it, he supplies the power."
Philadelphia's other run in a 6-2 ballgame came on Pence's one-out RBI single to left field in the ninth inning that scored Chase Utley.
In seven games against Miami this season, Pence has hit at a .462 (12-for-26) clip, with three dingers and seven RBIs. He attributes that success to pure coincidence.
"Throughout the season, your swing goes through days and times when you feel good and bad and it just seems either finding holes right," Pence said. "I don't even know if it's any big difference, but just one of those things."