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Phils' Middleton overruled MacPhail, Klentak to fire Kapler

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Middleton runs the show in Philadelphia. The Phillies managing partner made that clear Friday, a day after manager Gabe Kapler was fired despite resistance from Team President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. "A CEO's responsibility is to ensure an organization...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

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Oct. 10, 2019 10:58 AM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler, nearly 2 weeks after disappointing finish.

Uncertainty surrounds Gabe Kapler's future with Phillies

Sep. 30, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler wants the opportunity to lead the Philadelphia Phillies back to the postseason after consecutive collapses in September. It's still uncertain whether he'll get another chance. A season that began with high expectations following the arrival of Bryce Harper and other...

Harper, Phillies finish 81-81 with 4-3 loss to Marlins

Sep. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a season that fell well short of expectations, Bryce Harper can't wait for another go-round in Philadelphia. Manager Gabe Kapler might not get that chance. Harper got two hits and a standing ovation to close out his first season with the Phillies, who finished at 81-81 after a 4-3...

Harper, Hernandez, Franco HR in Phils' 9-3 win over Marlins

Sep. 28, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is doing what he can to help the Philadelphia Phillies end a string of seven straight losing seasons. Harper hit one of three Philadelphia home runs, and Zach Eflin pitched 7 2/3 strong innings as the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Saturday night. Cesar Hernandez...

Haseley's grounder sends Phils past Miami 5-4 in 15 innings

Sep. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Haseley and Philadelphia's bullpen showed the Phillies aren't quitting on the season. Haseley's fielder's choice scored Rhys Hoskins with the winning run in the 15th inning and Philadelphia outlasted the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night. Adam Conley (2-11) hit Hoskins and then...

Judge 3-peats as top MLB jersey seller; Harper second

Sep. 27, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017 AL...

Strasburg, Nats sweep Phils in 5-game series, hold WC lead

Sep. 26, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals' ace Stephen Strasburg turned in another vintage outing in what has been one the finest seasons of his career. Strasburg was dominant in his final regular-season start and the Nationals held their lead in the NL wild-card chase, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3...

LEADING OFF: Felix farewell, Brennaman calls it a day

Sep. 26, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: FAREWELL TO THE KING Felix Hernandez starts for Seattle in what well could be his last game for the Mariners. A sea of yellow-shirted fans in the "King's Court" will rise in unison and chant as he takes the mound, and when he gets to two strikes on any hitter,...