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Lamet, Padres cool off Phillies with 5-3 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres finally cooled off Philadelphia's lineup. The right-hander pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the Padres beat the Phillies 5-3 on Saturday night. Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a...

Harper homers in third straight game to lead Phillies to win

Aug. 16, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just like their laid-back new hitting coach, Phillies batters suddenly are relaxed. But they are doing some serious damage. Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia's resurgent offense remained red-hot in an 8-4...

Jake Arrieta unlikely to pitch again this season for Phils

Aug. 14, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta likely will have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five innings led...

Smyly tosses 7 shutout innings, leads Phillies past Giants

Jul. 30, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins feels a fun vibe in the clubhouse of late, the kind that makes it easier for him to believe the Phillies can make a serious playoff push. But having a couple of new arms in the rotation just might help a bit more in the pennant race. Drew Smyly tossed seven shutout innings...

Mets trade Jason Vargas to Phillies

Jul. 29, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their beleaguered rotation. Left-hander Jason Vargas was acquired from the New York Mets on Monday for Double-A catcher Austin Bossart. The 36-year-old is 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA, winning his last three starts. He became expendable when the Mets acquired...

Albies hits slam, Braves rout burgundy-clad Phillies 15-7

Jul. 27, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Missing two injured regulars, the Atlanta Braves came out swinging. Ozzie Albies hit a grand slam, Ronald Acuña Jr., Ender Inciarte and Adam Duvall also homered and Atlanta routed the Philadelphia Phillies 15-7 Saturday night. The Braves pounded struggling righty Zach Eflin (7-11)...

Acuña, McCann lead Braves over Phillies 9-2

Jul. 26, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Losing Nick Markakis to injury left the Atlanta Braves in a somber mood after a big win. Ronald Acuña Jr. had two hits and three RBIs, Brian McCann hit a solo homer and the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on Friday night. But the team might be without Markakis for a while...

Musgrove pitches, hits, runs Pirates past Phils for 5-1 win

Jul. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove considers himself a bit of a throwback. The four days in between starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher can be monotonous. He wants to go out and play. Pinch-run. Pinch-hit. Whatever the situation requires. On Saturday night, the situation required him taking his turn in...

Harper, Haseley help Phillies beat Pirates 6-1

Jul. 20, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Although Bryce Harper had the tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, it was Jean Segura's lengthy at-bat in the following inning to drive in an insurance run that was the talk of the Philadelphia Phillies' clubhouse. Segura came to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded and...

Cody Bellinger hits 2 homers, Dodgers rout Phillies 16-2

Jul. 15, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night — in Philly. Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia...