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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...

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...

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...

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...

Indians move into tie for 2nd wild card, beat Phillies 10-1

Sep. 22, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have overcome injuries and setbacks throughout season and remained in the playoff race. The outcome will be decided in the final week. Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. The Indians...

Harper's 3-run blast sends Phillies to 9-4 win over Indians

Sep. 21, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bryce Harper crossed home and triumphantly raised his arms with a gesture usually reserved for Ohio State football celebrations. This time, it also meant something for Philadelphia's baseball hopes. Harper delivered with one those moments that have made him a superstar, connecting for a...

Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies haven't given up on their NL wild card hopes. Beating the first-place Atlanta Braves helped the Phillies keep the faith. Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia's five-run fourth inning and the Phillies escaped...

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Phils hit 3 HRs, outlast Mets 10-7 to tighten wild-card race

Sep. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for every extra edge in a playoff chase, the Philadelphia Phillies tried most everything — stealing and bunting, plus plenty of pinch-hitters and pitchers. On and on they went, mixing and matching against the New York Mets for so long the teams actually began to run out of...

Smyly goes 7; Phillies grind down Stroman, Mets defense, 5-0

Sep. 7, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phillies and Mets are short on time in the NL wild-card chase — and their fans are surely short on patience, too. A night after Philadelphia's bullpen walked home the winning run in the ninth inning, it was New York's glove work that looked unfit for October. Drew Smyly pitched...