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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...

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

Jun. 21, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she...

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...

Cardinals righty Michael Wacha suffers left oblique strain

Jun. 20, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has left Wednesday's start against the Philadelphia Phillies with a left oblique strain. Wacha exited the game in the bottom of the fourth. He allowed three runs — one earned — in 3 2/3 innings. Wacha surrendered a two-run...

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...

Phillies send former closer Hector Neris to Triple-A

Jun. 18, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have optioned former closer Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalled lefty Austin Davis. Neris recorded his 10th save in 13 chances by tossing a perfect ninth in Saturday's 4-1 win at Milwaukee. But he allowed four runs in the ninth in a 10-9 win on Sunday and...

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...