Latest Gabe Kapler News

Gray crisp over 7, playoff-chasing Rox rout Phillies 10-1

Sep. 25, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray 's right arm looked dominant again on a night when Trevor Story's appeared healed. Both were throwing strikes — one from the mound after a few bad outings, the other from shortstop after being sidelined for a week with a sore elbow. Gray pitched seven crisp innings and Story...

Reserves lead Braves to 5th straight win, eliminate Phillies

Sep. 23, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker gave most of his everyday players some time off a day after Atlanta clinched the NL East. Lane Adams took advantage of a rare opportunity. "You see the fun the starters have day in and day out," Adams said. "When I saw my name in the lineup I just wanted to go...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had...

Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves moved closer to the playoffs by taking an important win over their closest pursuer. Even better, some players who could play key roles on Atlanta's postseason roster looked playoff-ready. Luca Duda's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Braves...

Hoskins HR sparks Phillies over Mets before key Atlanta trip

Sep. 19, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a monthlong swoon, Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies are ready to make one final push for a playoff berth. Hoskins became the seventh-fastest player to hit 50 career home runs and the Phillies kept pace in the NL East with a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday...

Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

Sep. 19, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the losses mounted and the Phillies tumbled far out of first place, it was clear many players were pressing. Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler noticed something different about Jorge Alfaro on Tuesday, though, long before the rookie catcher delivered the biggest blow of the night....

Mets may shut down Wheeler after strong start vs Phillies

Sep. 18, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If this was it for Zack Wheeler, he finished strong and — probably most importantly — healthy. Wheeler pitched seven solid innings for his career-best 12th win in what may have been his final start of the season, Michael Conforto had a career-high six RBIs and the New York...

O'Brien, Marlins keep Phillies from moving up with 6-4 win

Sep. 16, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cesar Hernandez gave Philadelphia a fast start, homering on the first pitch from Jose Urena. But the Phillies couldn't sustain it and missed a chance to move up in the playoff race. Peter O'Brien homered and drove in three runs as the Miami Marlins blunted Philadelphia's bid to draw...

Phils beat Marlins again, 5-4, remain on periphery of race

Sep. 15, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler is keeping an eye on the NL playoff picture. He's watching even closer to see how his Philadelphia Phillies handle their place in the standings. He was happy with their resolve Saturday night. Cesar Hernandez hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the fifth, seven relievers...

Altherr powers Phillies past Marlins 14-2

Sep. 15, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Confidence is a big deal for Aaron Altherr. A couple more games like Friday night should help out a lot. Altherr homered twice and drove in five runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. The 27-year-old Altherr was expected to be a regular...