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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Gosselin homers twice, Wheeler sharp in Phillies' 7-1 win

Jul. 25, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler’s wait to make his Phillies debut unexpectedly took longer than the one for his newborn son. Five days after Wesley Wheeler was born, dad took home a small souvenir — a game ball from his first win for Philly. Phil Gosselin homered twice, J.T. Realmuto added a...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Aguilar leads Marlins over Phillies 5-2 in Girardi's debut

Jul. 24, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jesus Aguilar helped put the Miami Marlins in unfamiliar territory. Aguilar hit a two-run homer off Aaron Nola, Sandy Alcantara pitched neatly into the seventh and the Marlins beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night, spoiling manager Joe Girardi’s first game in Philadelphia. The...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi leans against the stands during batting practice before an exhibition baseball game against his former team, the New York Yankees, Monday, July 20, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Girardi back in Bronx for exhibition ahead of Phillies debut

Jul. 20, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Girardi’s new path was evident Monday. And unfamiliar. So was the result. Girardi's Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees 2-2 Monday night in a preseason exhibition after Mauricio Llovera allowed a solo home run in the ninth to pinch hitter Mike Ford. A tie was not what...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after hitting hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, in New York. Alonso at the plate. Jacob deGrom on the mound. And a healthy Yoenis Céspedes pegged conveniently for designated hitter.
There’s no question the New York Mets have reasons to believe this pandemic-shortened season is perfect for them -- even without injured starter Noah Syndergaard. All they need to do is pick right up where they left off last year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Mets `amped' for delayed season with Céspedes potential DH

Jul. 15, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso at the plate. Jacob deGrom on the mound. And a healthy Yoenis Céspedes conveniently slotted as the designated hitter. There’s no question the New York Mets have reasons to believe this pandemic-shortened season plays perfectly for them — even without injured...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi looks on from the pitchers mound during a baseball training session in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Proven winner Joe Girardi gives Phillies hope for success

Jul. 14, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are counting on a man quite familiar with postseason success to lead them back to October baseball. Joe Girardi won three World Series as a player with the New York Yankees and one more as manager. Now he’s the man in charge in Philadelphia, looking to...

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola adjusts his mask during baseball practice at Citizens Bank Park, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Aaron Nola clears virus protocol, arrives to Phillies camp

Jul. 6, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies ace Aaron Nola reported to camp on Monday after waiting a few extra days because he was in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. “All my tests came back negative,” Nola said. “If you don’t have symptoms and you come in contact...

In this June 6, 2019, file photo, Harvard-Westlake's Pete Crow-Armstrong poses for a photo, location not known. Crow-Armstrong and the New York Mets agreed Thursday, June 25, 2020, to a minor league contract with a $3,359,000 signing bonus, the slot value for the 19th overall pick in the amateur draft. (Hans Gutknecht/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

True Hollywood story for Mets' top draft pick, son of actors

Jun. 26, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it a true Hollywood story for first-round pick Pete Crow-Armstrong. And no act at all, in fact. The son of two thespians is way beyond a little big league now. Crow-Armstrong and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with a $3,359,000 signing bonus, the slot...