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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....

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...

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...

Nola fans 10, Kingery drives in 4 as Phils beat Rockies 5-4

Jun. 12, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola never gets flustered, even when he's riding a stationary bike while the closer fights to protect the lead. Nola struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night....

Eflin fans 9, Phillies down Brewers 4-3 to snap 4-game skid

Jun. 10, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was raining, the radar was all green, minus the small blobs of yellow and red, and Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell decided to gamble. But lifting Brandon Woodruff for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning backfired. The big inning never came, the heavy rain didn't either, and...

Braun homers twice, Brewers bust out against Phillies 12-4

Jun. 8, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers were in Cleveland earlier this week when Ryan Braun told manager Craig Counsell he couldn't wait for the next stop on the road trip. Braun proved again Friday night why he loves playing in Philadelphia. He homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Brewers...

Rizzo leads Cubs past Phillies 4-3

Jun. 7, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Things are looking up for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. Even potentially prickly calls are going their way. Rizzo hit a solo homer and added a second RBI with a sacrifice fly to lead the Cubs past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Thursday. Chicago won for the fifth time in six games to...

Nola shuts down Dodgers as Phillies spoil Kershaw's return

Jun. 1, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have learned how to win for long stretches without Clayton Kershaw and might need to do so again. Jorge Alfaro drove in two runs, Aaron Nola pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1 Thursday, spoiling Kershaw's first...

Dodgers cash in on Phillies' miscues in 5-4 comeback win

May. 29, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vince Velasquez was cruising with a 4-0 lead while holding the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless into the sixth inning. Then the bottom dropped out. Yasiel Puig broke up the no-hit bid and the Phillies piled up miscues in the late innings to hand the Dodgers a 5-4 victory that spoiled manager...

J.A. Happ bests former team, Blue Jays top Phillies 5-3

May. 27, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.A. Happ is always at his best against his former team. Devon Travis and Dwight Smith Jr. each hit two-run doubles, Happ pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Sunday. Curtis Granderson added a solo homer to help the Blue...