Latest Gabe Kapler News

Franco has 4 hits as Phillies defeat Nationals 5-3

Jun. 23, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicked in the first inning, Aaron Nola figured he'd be fine if could find his form. He did, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage. Maikel Franco went 4 for 4, Carlos Santana homered and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday. "The way (we've) been swinging...

LEADING OFF: Herrera on home run roll, Trout a DH

Jun. 22, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PACKING A PUNCH Odubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. "What he's doing is special," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's elite." Herrera is batting .419 (13 for 31) with two...

Herrera's solo homer lifts Phils to 4-3 win over Cardinals

Jun. 20, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the...

Carpenter leads Cardinals past Phillies 7-6

Jun. 19, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Carpenter had a hunch a fastball was coming. When the pitch arrived, he delivered. Carpenter hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the ninth, helping the St. Louis Cardinals edge the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Tuesday night. Carpenter also had a tying two-run double in St....

Ozuna misses Altherr's 2-run 2B in 10th, Phils top Cards 6-5

Jun. 19, 2018 2:30 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr got his first lucky break in a while. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Altherr's two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Altherr had been hitless...

Franco HR, 4 RBIs as Phillies hold off Brewers 10-9

Jun. 17, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Maikel Franco didn't know he'd be in Philadelphia's starting lineup until he arrived at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers likely wish he'd been on the bench. Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Phillies held off Milwaukee's ninth-inning rally for a 10-9 victory. "We didn't tell...

Eflin stops Milwaukee again, Phillies slow down Brewers 4-1

Jun. 16, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Eflin has made all the difference for the Philadelphia Phillies against the National League's top team. Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Knapp hit home runs and Eflin beat the Milwaukee Brewers for the second time in a week, helping the Phillies strand 15 runners in a 4-1 victory on Saturday....

Suter leads the way, Milwaukee slugs Philadelphia 13-2

Jun. 16, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter used his bat and left arm to beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Suter drove in two runs and pitched a career-high seven innings, Christian Yelich, Hernan Perez and Jesus Aguilar homered and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers beat Jake Arrieta and the Phillies 13-2 on Friday...

Velasquez takes no-hitter into 7th, Phils beat Rockies 9-3

Jun. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Vince Velasquez is calm and composed, he's tough to beat. Velasquez took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams hit solo homers, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 Thursday. Trevor Story lined Velasquez's 105th pitch...

Desmond, Anderson help Rockies beat Phillies 7-2, end slide

Jun. 13, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez came to the plate in the fourth inning with a runner on first and nobody out and saw the shift-happy Philadelphia Phillies move three infielders to the right of second base. The lefty slugger promptly laid down a bunt where nobody was on the left side, sparking a big...