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Realmuto homers in 10th, Phillies beat Cubs 5-4

May. 21, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The memories came flooding back to Jake Arrieta as the fans showered him with cheers when he stepped to the plate for the first time. His 4½ seasons in Chicago included an NL Cy Young Award in 2015, a drought-busting World Series championship in 2016, two no-hitters and an All-Star...

Harper's grand slam keys Phillies' 11-1 rout of Cardinals

May. 8, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Philadelphia's Bryce Harper looks like he's starting to find his groove at the plate. Harper, hit a grand slam, his first with the Phillies, and Rhys Hoskins added four hits, including a homer, to spark Philadelphia to an 11-1 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Harper...

Franco, Hoskins lead Phillies over Tigers 7-3

May. 1, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco keeps producing like a cleanup hitter from the bottom of the lineup. Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday night. Aaron Nola pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball,...

Eflin goes distance, Phillies beat Marlins 5-1

Apr. 28, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two weeks ago at Miami, Zach Eflin allowed 10 hits, including three homers, and six runs in four innings. What did the Phillies right-hander learn from that performance? "Don't throw it down the middle every single time," Eflin joked Sunday. Eflin took his own advice, throwing a...

Hoskins, Williams, McCutchen lead Phillies over Marlins 12-9

Apr. 27, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Williams sparked a rare offensive outburst for the Philadelphia Phillies, and they needed almost all the runs. Williams, Rhys Hoskins and Andrew McCutchen homered, and the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 12-9 Saturday night after nearly wasting a nine-run lead. "What saved us was...

Eickhoff, Harper lead Phillies past Marlins

Apr. 27, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Finally healthy, Jerad Eickhoff was terrific. Eickhoff pitched seven crisp innings, Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Friday night. Eickhoff allowed two hits, struck out six and walked one. It was the right-hander's second start...

Wheeler homers, strikes out 11 as Mets rout Phillies 9-0

Apr. 23, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Power pitching, that's what the New York Mets hope to get from Zack Wheeler. But power hitting? Wheeler connected for his first major league home run and struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the Mets handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth loss in six games, 9-0 on Tuesday night....

Gray, Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games

Apr. 21, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray found a way to dispense with all the traffic on the bases. Pitching out of trouble when he had to, Gray threw six scoreless innings, Tony Wolters had a two-run double and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games. "I'm just...

Arrieta pitches into 9th, Phillies hold off Mets 3-2

Apr. 17, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta looks like an ace again. Arrieta pitched neatly into the ninth inning, Scott Kingery and Cesar Hernandez hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday. Hector Neris blew a 95 mph fastball past Keon Broxton with a 3-2 count and the bases...

Yanks beat Red Sox 8-0 in matchup of struggling AL East foes

Apr. 17, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton struck out 12 in his first stab at baseball's biggest rivalry, Red Sox ace Chris Sale found his fastball but not better results, and the New York Yankees three-hit Boston 8-0 on Tuesday night in the first game this season between the struggling AL East foes. Paxton (2-2)...