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Baseball tiebreaker games now a thing of the past

Oct. 03, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

If baseball's new tiebreaker rules had been in place years ago, Bucky Dent and Bobby Thomson probably wouldn't be household names. With the postseason expanding to 12 teams this year, if two teams end up deadlocked for a division title or playoff spot, there will no longer be a...

Phillies top Nats, cut magic number to 1 in NL wild-card bid

Oct. 02, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto's Phillies now need just one more victory — or one more loss by the Milwaukee Brewers — to end Philadelphia's 11-year postseason drought. And the three-time All-Star catcher in his ninth season in the big leagues finally wants a taste of the...

Schwarber hits 2 of Phils' 5 HRs to salvage split with Nats

Oct. 01, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit two of Philadelphia’s five homers in the first four innings and the Phillies got a much-needed win as they try to end an 11-year playoff drought, salvaging a split of a day-night doubleheader with an 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in a rainy Game...

Hoskins homers, Phillies end skid in 5-1 win over Nationals

Sep. 30, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit his 30th home run, Bailey Falter pitched six scoreless innings and the Philadelphia Phillies stayed in position for a National League wild-card spot with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday in the opener of a planned day-night doubleheader. ...

Phillies lose 5th straight, Cubs sweep season series 6-0

Sep. 29, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Struggling to end an 11-year playoff drought, the slumping Phillies lost their fifth straight game Thursday as the Chicago Cubs swept the season series from Philadelphia with a 2-0 victory. Philadelphia remained a half-game ahead of Milwaukee for the final National...

Nola gives up key homer as Phillies lose 3-1 to Cubs

Sep. 29, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Nola surrendered Christopher Morel's three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (83-71) dropped its fourth consecutive game. Trying for their first playoff appearance since...

Stroman, Gomes power Cubs past struggling Phillies 2-1

Sep. 27, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, and Yan Gomes hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The Phillies' magic number to clinch a National League...

In the interim, Thomson leads Phillies to brink of playoffs

Sep. 26, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rob Thomson has the sparse office decor of a manager who still has interim in his title. He also has the Philadelphia Phillies on the brink of their first playoff berth in 11 years. Get there -- and end the longest postseason drought in the National League --...

Wright wins 20th, Braves beat Phils to trim NL East deficit

Sep. 25, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he was going through the postgame handshake line, Kyle Wright received a request from Braves manager Brian Snitker. “I want him to authenticate my own personal scorecard because I want him to sign it for me,” Snitker said. “To think of where he was a...

Rhys Hoskins homers as Nola, Phillies beat Braves 9-1

Sep. 24, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in four runs, Aaron Nola pitched six shutout innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Alec Bohm had three hits for the Phillies (83-67), who moved into...