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DeGrom goes distance, drops ERA to 1.71, Mets top Phils 3-1

Aug. 18, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom didn't take any chances of being lifted after a rain delay. Then, the New York Mets ace finished off one of his best performances of the year. DeGrom pitched his first complete game of the season and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.71, leading the Mets over the...

Correction: Mets-Phillies story

Aug. 17, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Mets broke a franchise record for runs set on Aug. 16, 2017, during their 24-4 win over the Phillies. The Mets' previous...

Mets' Brandon Nimmo exits game with finger injury

Aug. 16, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo left Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies after he injured his left index finger hitting a grounder to third base. Nimmo checked his swing and fell to the ground as the ball rolled all the way to third base with the bases loaded...

Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

Aug. 15, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team. Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first-place...

Galvis, Jankowski lead Padres past Phillies 9-3

Aug. 12, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's business as usual for Freddy Galvis when he faces his former team. Galvis hit a grand slam, Travis Jankowski stole four bases and scored three times, and the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 on Sunday. The 28-year-old Galvis spent his first six seasons with...

Nola gets 13th win, Phils top Padres 5-1 to sit atop NL East

Aug. 12, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got their offense jump-started. Aaron Nola took care of the rest. Nola pitched six scoreless innings, Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez homered, and the Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Saturday night. The Phillies had been shut out in their previous two...

Nix pitches six strong innings in major league debut

Aug. 11, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres got a glimpse of their future Friday night as one of its top pitching prospects shut down the Phillies. Jacob Nix pitched six strong innings in his major league debut and the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Friday night. "It was a fun night for him," said...

Pivetta, Williams lead Phillies past Diamondbacks 5-2

Aug. 8, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Add Nick Pivetta's Tuesday night performance to the long list of quality outings by Philadelphia starters this season. He threw six scoreless innings, Nick Williams homered and the Phillies bounced back from their marathon loss the previous night to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2. Pivetta...

Cabrera's 2-run HR in 8th lifts Phillies to sweep of Marlins

Aug. 5, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies' acquisition of Asdrubal Cabrera last month didn't draw much attention. The bigger story, it seemed, was the organization's decision not to part with key prospects to make a big splash at the trade deadline. Cabrera, though, has showed in the past couple of...

Velasquez leads Phillies past Marlins 5-1

Aug. 3, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez's promise finally is coming to fruition. Velasquez allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Always regarded highly within the organization as a potential top-of-the-rotation...